Friday at the races…
In the 4th at Penn, Clear Status “fell in early stretch and was humanely destroyed” (Equibase). The 7-year-old was coming off a last-place claiming-race finish at this same track just eight days prior. Bernard Dunham trained.
In the 5th at Laurel, in but his 2nd time under the whip, 3-year-old Regal Note “broke down.” “Broke Down,” of course, is racing-speak for dead.
Then, at Charles Town, this:
3-year-old Mucho Paso collapsed after the 3rd and, I have confirmed, died. Collapsed and died – at three. Three races later, nine horses started, four finished. Of the five who did not, four “fell” but are said to have survived. The other, 4-year-old Bullet Bobby, went down and died in the barn area afterward. (The chart, by the way, had him “euthanized as a result of the accident.” This, says my source, is not accurate.)
And finally, this at Finger Lakes Tuesday (Gaming Commission): Ice Maker “being treated for colic without resolution – euthanized.” Ice Maker was three.
This is horseracing.