Another Kill at Saratoga

3-year-old Indifference was killed training at Saratoga yesterday – “injured, vanned off, euthanized,” says the Gaming Commission. The “oldest sporting venue in the nation” can now boast seven dead “athletes” this summer:

Presumptuous
Heartspoke
Macho Citizen
Frosty Gal
Master Manipulator
Biz Boss
Indifference

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  1. INDIFFERENCE – added to my “high suspicious” list of deaths.
    Meets all my criteria for, what seems to be, an equine insurance policy payout.
    Factors: 1. High priced purchase $180,000. 2. Poor performance in the first 4 starts (meets my criteria of 3 – 6 starts when equine insurance policy most likely in place but about to be downgraded). 3. In order to recoup $180,000 loss (knowing that the horse is a “lemon” according to their standards – will never be a stake horse) Indifference would have to die on the track.
    Most all equine insurance policies have a caveat that the horse must be in active training, must die on a track whether that’s private or racetrack. 4. Dies during training hours when there is less scrutiny. 5. As in ALL racehorses the vet/doping records are kept secret.
    I realize that this is all speculation, but this scenario should be seriously considered and investigated by NEUTRAL agencies including the disclosure of equine insurance policies.
    Although the New York gaming commission tends to disclose whether there is an equine insurance policy in place I don’t, for one moment, believe a group of individuals who derive their living from the exploitation of racehorses – hardly neutral.
    When I first started noticing the pattern I thought I was crazy, but after racehorse after racehorse died under these circumstances it’s a very real possibility especially in this vile business.
    It’s important to note that the majority of racehorses (about 90%) run in the claiming ranks and their economical value (according to industry standards) are worth NIL so that’s precisely why they are sent out to risk their life and limbs.
    Simply put, their life is not worth saving and they certainly don’t have an equine insurance policy in place.

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