Silk Spinner, an “appeared in distress, vanned off” on the chart for the 7th at Finger Lakes Monday, has been confirmed dead by the NYS Gaming Commission. He was nine years old, and his fatal run was his 47th time under the whip.
Then this from Equibase’s account of the 1st yesterday at Parx: “FINDING CANDY was through early then was eased through the stretch and died on the track afterwards.”
Finding Candy was seven and under the whip for the 55th time.
Also yesterday, Ruth, a 5-year-old curiously being raced for only the 2nd time, “broke down” in the 9th at Will Rogers. “Broke Down,” of course, is industry-speak for dead.
This is horseracing.