Equibase reports that two horses “broke down” Friday; “broke down,” of course, is the industry euphemism of choice for dead.
At Charles Town, Bullet Thief went down in the 1st. Although almost six, BT was still being raced as a “maiden claimer” – and not particularly well, with a 6th, 9th, 7th, and a “fell, DNF” in four of her five most recent starts.
At Los Alamitos, it was 3-year-old Dance the Waltz in the 2nd. Dance was “For Sale” at a paltry $3,200 prior to. Translation: He won’t be missed.
This is horseracing.