Two more horses are dead at Saratoga, “the oldest sporting venue in the nation,” after breaking down during morning training hours today. Howard Beach, two, and Positive Waves, three, suffered broken legs within about an hour and a half of each other; both were euthanized on the track. In its account, the Daily Racing Form said this:
“Two horses suffered fatal injuries while training over Saratoga’s main track Saturday morning, while another horse suffered a non-life-threatening injury during Friday’s Curlin Stakes, leaving horsemen and racing officials searching for answers.” Allow me to save them time: Horseracing kills horses, lots of them; what’s more, there’s nothing they can do to stop it.
Not even out of July and Saratoga ’17 counts six dead:
Lakalas, May 28, “collapsed and died after breezing”
Queen B, July 6, “fractured leg while breezing…ambulanced to clinic – euthanized”
Wanztbwicked, July 22, “suffered an injury while breezing – euthanized on the track”
Angels Seven, July 28, “pulled up, injury to LF leg – euthanized on the track”
Howard Beach, July 29, “suffered a fracture to RF leg breezing and was euthanized”
Positive Waves, July 29, “suffered a fracture to his RF leg breezing – euthanized”
Please help end the madness – stop betting; stop attending; stop patronizing racinos.