In the 2nd at Saratoga Harness Saturday night, “Incognito broke down near finish with unstable left front fetlock.” Dead, says the NY Gaming Commission. He was ten.
In the 8th at Laurel yesterday, 4-year-old Stalk “broke down” and another horse, Unclenedwhodrank, fell (over Stalk) and “did not finish.” Stalk’s jockey, Victor Carrasco, had this to say on Twitter: “Going to be out of action for 8-12 weeks. Got fracture on my left shoulder blade. Thanks God for protect me & GRodz [other jockey], it could be worse.” Not a single mention of his fallen horse. The replies were more of the same: “Praying for you Guys always ..just get some rest. .happy to know you are Ok.” Again, nothing about the animal. Meanwhile, the official Maryland-Racing You-Tube channel completely edited-out the ugliness: beginning of the race (with Stalk out front) – cut – homestretch, “Winner’s Circle.”
These people make me sick.