In the 8th at Fair Grounds yesterday, 3-year-old Ellashoo “broke down” (Equibase) and, multiple sources report, was euthanized. Two other horses fell after “colliding with [their] fallen rival” – will update as information becomes available.
Around the same time, Cleopatra’s Gold “sustained a catastrophic injury” in the 7th at Oaklawn “and had to be euthanized” (Daily Racing Form). She had just turned five.
Wednesday, Portent, six, “broke down” in the 2nd at Charles Town. Dead. ‘Twas Portent’s 51st time under the whip; he was “For Sale” at $4,500 prior to dying.
Tuesday, Lawgiver Hanover “broke [his] right front cannon bone – euthanized” (Gaming Commission) in the 10th at Yonkers. He was eight.
Also Tuesday, Shelby’s Ideal “was found deceased” in his stall at Monticello after being treated for “acute colic” the day before. The 5-year-old was last raced on March 1.
This is horseracing.