From the NYS Gaming Commission:
4-year-old Hot Cajun Sauce “startled,” while training at Finger Lakes yesterday, “reared up…ran off track over embankment – sustained spinal injury [and was] euthanized.” No worries, though, “no injuries to rider reported.”
Meanwhile, at Monticello, 5-year-old Love You Bad “collapsed and died” after the 11th Wednesday. This particular death rather brilliantly illustrates how easily (and brazenly) Racing deceives with its data: The Commission classified this as a “non-racing” fatality, as if by adding “in stall” after “died” somehow exonerates. It doesn’t. This is a racing kill. Period.