In the 4th yesterday at Mahoning, says Equibase, Classic Reward “had good early speed, pulled up injured entering the turn and was euthanized.” Classic Reward was 10 years old; this was his 70th time under the whip.
Later in the day, in the 4th at Penn, Blu Moon Ace “tracked the pace on the outside, suffered an injury at the five sixteenths pole and was euthanized.” Four years old.
I have also confirmed that Black Jules, a “pulled up in distress, vanned off” in the 4th at Mahoning Tuesday, is also dead. He was three; this was his third race.
Young, old (for the track, that is); new, worn – it doesn’t matter. Racing maims and kills without discrimination. If you’re a bettor, please stop. Go to a casino, play online poker, buy some scratchoffs. Let the animals be.