Saturday at the races…
In the 5th at Kentucky, Mutazen “was pulled up and vanned off” (Equibase); I have confirmed that the 5-year-old was euthanized for his injuries.
In the 11th at Louisiana, Fast Talkin Man “was pulled up…later euthanized” (Daily Racing Form). On the chart, the 3-year-old was said to have “[taken] a bad step.”
In the 2nd at Los Alamitos, Discreetly Leah “broke down” (Equibase); she, too, is dead. ‘Twas the 3-year-old’s 3rd ever race.
In the 5th at Charles Town, Holy Zendaya “broke down at the three-eights pole and was euthanized” (Equibase). The 5-year-old was “For Sale” at $4,500 prior to the race.
That’s (at least) four dead horses on American racetracks in a single day. But we’re just a bunch of haters, right? Disgusting.