Montauk, whom the Daily Racing Form called “a promising colt,” was killed (broken shoulder) training at Belmont yesterday morning. Trainer Todd Pletcher’s reaction: “very disappointing.” Montauk’s only race was a “win” back in October for $45,000. What, then, do you suppose Mr. Pletcher was referring to?
On the other coast, Amada Rafaela “collapsed” in the 7th at Santa Anita and is dead. She, too, was “promising,” as her only finished race (last month) was a win for $32,000. Amada Rafaela was trained by Bob Baffert – yes, that Bob Baffert. Do you think NBC will query Mr. Baffert on this tomorrow? Please.
Also, the Gaming Commission reports the death of Fairway Tom Wednesday at Finger Lakes: “colic – euthanized.” Fairway Tom was 11.
This is horseracing.