From the NYS Gaming Commission:
Royal Blessing “was found dead in his stall” at Saratoga September 4. The 9-year-old had been under the whip 53 times, most recently twice this past summer at that same track. So, still very much active – “found dead in stall.” But worry not, for the Commission assures an “investigation” is forthcoming. On the other end of the spectrum, yet-to-be-raced 2-year-old Cleo’s Reign was euthanized Thursday at Finger Lakes after efforts to repair fractured sesamoids proved unsuccessful.
From the California Horse Racing Board:
Daddy Duke “was taken off the track in the horse ambulance” after the 2nd at Golden Gate September 9 – “euthanized.” (The chart, by the way, had the 5-year-old as “went wrong.”) Daddy Duke, a career “claimer,” was “For Sale” at $4,000 the day he died.
This is horseracing.