The note for 3-year-old No Love Lost in the 8th at Laurel yesterday: “stalked the pace three wide, gained a slim lead between rivals near the quarter pole…sustained an injury soon past the eighth pole and was euthanized.” Dead. In his summation, the Equibase writer also notes that Marie From Parie “struck” the aforementioned and lost her rider. We see this empty horse, along with the other finishers, crossing the line in slow-motion on the official “Maryland Racing” YouTube channel. But that, coupled with the “Winner’s Circle” shot, is all they allowed us to see, the ugliness – that is, a horse breaking and dying – utterly washed away.
This is horseracing.