Another Training Kill at Saratoga – That’s 11 Dead Horses There Since July

A day after I reported on the 10th kill at Saratoga this year, yet another has surfaced. Hard Study, five, broke down while training Sunday; x-rays and a “poor prognosis for recovery” (Gaming Commission) led to euthanasia two days later. In case you may be wondering about the lag, Hard Study was still a “horse,” meaning had he been able to be saved, lucrative stud fees for owner Paul Pompa Jr were in the offing. So, (more) human greed likely extended this poor creature’s suffering.

The 11 dead racehorses at Saratoga since July:

Presumptuous, July 7
Heartspoke, July 25
Macho Citizen, July 28
Frosty Gal, August 1
Master Manipulator, August 6
Biz Boss, August 17
Indifference, August 20
Bowie, August 26
Royal Blessing, September 4
Business Expense, September 13
Hard Study, September 16 (euthanized September 18)

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