“Under Tack” events are speed trials for horses who are so young they don’t even have names yet; the trials allow prospective buyers to assess the new “talent” prior to bidding. Sunday at a Fasig-Tipton show in Maryland, one of these equine babes was killed. The Thoroughbred Daily News: “Sunday’s session of the preview was marred when hip 410, a colt by Bandbox, broke down on the turn after completing his furlong work. The chestnut was euthanized on the track.” “Marred.”
The NYS Gaming Commission has disclosed the death of Baby Lightweight yesterday at Finger Lakes – “laminitis both front limbs, euthanized.” She was three years old.