In the 4th at Finger Lakes Friday, Winter Wish, according to the chartwriter, “appeared in distress, pulled up and was vanned off.” We now know (Gaming Commission), however, that the 7-year-old is dead and, in fact, was euthanized where she lay. In other words, the only thing the “van” was carrying was a lifeless body.
The Commission also reports that 3-year-old Bail is gone after breaking while training at Belmont yesterday. Belmont and Saratoga, two of the U.S. racing industry’s crown jewels, have now combined for 60 – that’s 60 – dead racehorses in 2017. Vile.