Four horses “broke down” yesterday on American tracks; “broke down,” of course, is the racing industry’s euphemism of choice for dead.
Sizzling Bel in the 1st at Golden Gate. Sizzling Bel was five years old and under the whip for the 28th time.
Lord Ruler in the 8th at Gulfstream. Lord Ruler was two years old and under the whip for the 5th time.
Sir Prize in the 6th at Louisiana. Sir Prize was five years old and under the whip for the 30th time.
Sir Got Class in the 1st at Turf. Sir Got Class was two years old and under the whip for the 5th time.
In addition, Equibase reports several others as “vanned off”; many of the “vanned” end up euthanized back in the barn. Quite a day.
Please stop betting on horse races (and patronizing racinos).
Their lives are in your hands.