Fusaichi Red’s chart line (Equibase) in the 8th yesterday at Aqueduct: “chased five wide coming under coaxing at the five-sixteenths, swung six wide for home, took a bad step in the vicinity of the eighth pole, was immediately protected and eased up but tragically had to be euthanized on track.”
“…but tragically had to be euthanized on track.” For $2 bets. For entertainment. Fusaichi Red was five years old; this was her 22nd time under the whip.
Also in NY: The Gaming Commission reports that Lucky Sugar “suffered a fracture to her right front leg breezing [yesterday] and was euthanized on the [Belmont] track.” Lucky Sugar was two and had already been raced twice.
New York can now boast 121 dead racehorses at its tracks in 2017. This for a purportedly progressive state. Sad, and intolerable. End horseracing. Now.