Yesterday at Delta, this in the 1st (Equibase): “CHARBONNET far back early, advanced outside through the second turn, fell, was euthanized and vanned off.” “Fell, was euthanized” – then “vanned off.” I suppose that would be the only way to remove a 1,000 lb lifeless body. Charbonnet was three; this was his first race.
The NYS Gaming Commission reports that 4-year-old Hyde Park Express is dead after being “struck by [another horse] while breezing” at Belmont Tuesday – euthanized where she lay. New York stands at 107 (confirmed) dead racehorses in 2017. For shame.