Equibase’s recounting of 6-year-old Aspic’s run in the 6th last night at Penn National: “chased the pace on the outside, broke down at the three eighths pole and was euthanized after the ambulance took about eight minutes to arrive.” Yes, another racehorse “broke down” and is dead. What stands out here is the extra suffering this poor animal was made to endure before being put out of her misery. Vile. Vile.
From NY we learn (Gaming Commission) that 2-year-old Ogan’s Runner “sustained [a] closed fracture” training at Belmont Thursday and was subsequently euthanized. She becomes the 36th dead racehorse at Belmont this year; 112th at NY tracks overall.
This is horseracing.