From Equibase’s account of the 8th yesterday at Mahoning: “GRANITES PEAK was pulled up in distress at the top of the stretch and was euthanized.” ‘Tis the second kill (that we know of) at this Ohio track in the past three days. Granites Peak was three.
In the 7th at Finger Lakes Tuesday, Ronnie’s Whey was reported as “in distress, vanned off.” In fact, the horse is dead. In fact, says the NYS Gaming Commission, the horse was euthanized right there on the track. This was the 7-year-old’s 55th race. In his two most recent, last; five races back, last – almost 30 lengths in the rear.
This is horseracing.