According to Equibase, Dream Host “fell and was vanned off” at Finger Lakes yesterday. That, though, is only part of the truth. Yes, he fell (broken leg) and yes, he was “vanned” away, but by then he was already dead – euthanized, says the Gaming Commission, right there on the track. The announcer, by the way, summarized the proceedings thus: “And we had one go down…an unfortunate incident.”
The 3-year-old Dream Host was being raced for the second time; in the first, he finished last – some 44 lengths back. Oh, and trainer/owner Wayne Sparling had him “For Sale” both times out. Just like members of the family, right? Vile.