Next Dance, two, is dead after snapping a leg at Keeneland yesterday. It was her fourth time under the whip. As I wrote late last month, Kentucky chartwriters prefer the euphemism “went wrong” for their kills, and this one was true to form.
With Aqueduct readying to take the NYRA baton from Belmont, a pre-meet kill: K’s Cabernet “sustained [leg] fracture while breezing which necessitated euthanasia on track.” Curiously, this occurred eight days back, but the Gaming Commission is only now disclosing. The 3-year-old was being prepped for her first race.