In the 3rd race at Los Alamitos December 15, the chartwriter (Equibase) reported 3-year-old Dancing Thru Fire as having “locked up [at the] start” and being “vanned off.” A half-truth, at best. Here, according to the Stewards Minutes, is the full story:
“Immediately following the break #5 Dancing Thru Fire appeared to lock up in her hindquarters. When she attempted to get up and was unable to Dr. Fitzgerald determined the filly had broken her back and euthanized her.”
Horseracing kills – shattered legs, imploded hearts…broken backs. End it. Now.