I have confirmed the following deaths at Charles Town:
July 15, 3rd race – Belle’s Candy, a “vanned off” on the chart, euthanized off track. In her most previous race (Charles Town, May), Belle’s finished last – 29 lengths back.
August 3, 5th race – Zipping By, also a “vanned off” and also euthanized out of sight. Zipping’s final six races, all under trainer Charles Frock, owner McDougal Racing:
April 2, Laurel, second-to-last
April 14, Laurel, second-to-last
May 27, Pimlico, second-to-last
June 18, Laurel, 10th of 12
July 9, Laurel, second-to-last
August 3, Charles Town, last, dead
Prior to his final run, Zipping By was being offered at $5,000; by finishing that race – albeit 27 lengths back – Zipping won $100 for his people.
This is horseracing.