The Daily Racing Form reports that 2-year-old Vitality is dead – euthanized where she lay – after breaking down while training at Del Mar yesterday morning. The paper says, “[Vitality] had worked five furlongs in company…before she was stricken.” “Stricken.” Vitality was being prepped for her first race. Based on information gleaned from the Stewards Minutes, this makes five (official) kills at Del Mar this summer.
Meanwhile, the NYS Gaming Commission reports the following for Girlslovechocolate at Finger Lakes August 25: “being treated for laminitis without resolution – euthanized.” The 4-year-old was nine months removed from her last race.
This is horseracing.