Three Perfections, five, was killed in the 3rd at Aqueduct yesterday. According to the Equibase writer, he “took a bad step…suffering a catastrophic injury and was placed to a protective hold and expertly pulled up but unfortunately had to be euthanized on track.” “Placed to a protective hold and expertly pulled up” – as if the complicit jockey merits some sort of commendation. In his last finished race, October 14 at Belmont, Three Perfections brought up the rear, some 44 lengths back.
Also from New York: The Gaming Commission reports that 3-year-old Malibu Strings is dead – “injured breezing [at] Belmont [Thursday]; sent to Ruffian center, x-rayed, poor prognosis; euthanasia chosen.”
Dead horses every day – this is horseracing.