Irish Spring was killed at Del Mar yesterday in what The San Diego Union-Tribune called a “horrific accident” – apparently so horrific that euthanasia was not required. Dead on the spot. Imagine that. And imagine we will have to, for Del Mar has conspicuously excised the ugliness from its official replay.
Adding insult to kill, the Del Mar Twitter account extended “deepest sympathies to the connections,” which prompted this from an apologist: “…so very sorry for your loss. Enjoy your wings in God’s Racing Stable Irish Spring.”
“Enjoy your wings in God’s Racing Stable” – positively contemptible.
Also, the NYS Gaming Commission has disclosed the death – after “appearing in distress” – of Maddie’s Revenge in the 2nd at Finger Lakes Monday. She was six.