For the second straight day, death at Belmont: Irish Prayer broke down while training yesterday and was euthanized (NYS Gaming Commission). The 4-year-old was fresh off two races at Saratoga in August.
Also in NY, 6-year-old Wanna Rock N Roll “collapsed in barn” prior to the 8th at Batavia Wednesday – “deceased.” On the chart, she was a mere “scratch.”
Finally, this from the (Equibase) chartwriter at Evangeline last night (race 2): Happy High Porto “was racing in mid pack…when pulled up in distress, euthanized.” Happy High was seven years old and under the whip for the 34th time.
Horseracing kills horses. Many. For $2 bets. Are we not better than this, America?