The 3rd at Saratoga yesterday unfolded thus for 4-year-old Angels Seven (Equibase): “ANGELS SEVEN…was in the midst of being put to encouragement [whipped, that is] when she took a bad step…and unfortunately had to be euthanized.” Unfortunately. The replay can be found here (Race 3); Angels (the #8 horse) breaks down around 6:45 – just as she was being whipped (there is a slow-motion shot of this at 7:20).
A bit later Friday afternoon at Belterra (race 5), this for another 4-year-old, Limoges: “LIMOGES…went down suddenly just past the call…euthanized on the track.”
Finally – this was the Equibase note on 5-year-old Golden Light in the 6th at Del Mar Thursday: “GOLDEN LIGHT…took a bad step and was pulled up in distress leaving the backstretch and was vanned off.” “Vanned off,” we have learned from the Daily Racing Form, to her death – the first official kill at “cool as ever” Del Mar this summer.
This is horseracing.