In the 8th at Thistledown yesterday: “PAY MY FEED BILL had speed along the inside into the first turn, was injured leaving that turn and was euthanized” (Equibase). Dead, just like that. 3-year-old Pay My Feed Bill was “For Sale” at $5,000 the day she died.
According to the most recent Minutes at Los Alamitos, Zeppo “injured itself in its stall” (note the “it”) prior to race 4 on August 24 and was euthanized after “showing signs of significant neurological distress.” He was four. The Minutes also report “one equine death due to racing injuries” for the period Aug 24-Aug 26 – identity withheld.
This is horseracing.