I have confirmed that Arunachala is dead after breaking down in the 5th at Santa Anita Friday. Arunachala was three years old; this was her fourth time under the whip.
Also, the NYS Gaming Commission reports that a horse named “Doc” died at Belmont Thursday “from impaction colic of approximately 4 days duration.” Four days. Horrific. At the time of his death, the Commission says, Doc “[was being] used as a pony.” And that’s that – made, used, killed. Horseracing.