Three horses were reported as “broke down” on the Equibase charts yesterday; for the uninitiated, “broke down” is racing-speak for dead. The felled:
5-year-old Z Besha in the 3rd at Oaklawn
5-year-old Aaron of Goshen in the 6th at Fair Grounds (Aaron’s previous two races, both $5,000 claiming: last of 12, 16 lengths back; last of 10, 32.5 lengths back)
3-year-old Blanchfield in the 5th at Charles Town
The killing stops when, and only when, the betting stops. Please, for the horses.