The Equibase chart note for Compadre Sam in the 5th yesterday at Turf: “suffered a severe leg injury nearing the quarter pole and fell then was euthanized.” He was four.
The “spill,” as it was referred to by the writer, also brought Cayoke Star down. No word on his condition.
Here is the replay (Replays, 27th, race 5). The fatal fall occurs around the :55 mark. Note, too, the beating administered to the eventual 3rd-place finisher, #8 Runs Sweet, down the stretch (jockey is in orange).
This – beating, sometimes killing, animals – is horseracing.