Two horses were killed in the same race yesterday at Santa Anita. In the afternoon’s final “competition,” and separate and apart from each other, Tank Team and Unusual Angel “took bad steps,” were “severely injured” and eventually euthanized. How’s that for “sport”? Both horses were but two years old. UA’s trainer, Alexis Barba, said this (as relayed by BloodHorse): “What an awful day.” And yet she’ll continue to exploit, and have a hand in the killing of, more sentient beings for gambling cash.
In the 3rd at Gulfstream Thursday, Sir Senescal “fell while injured…euthanized on track” (Equibase). He was three. This makes (at least) six kills at Gulfstream in two weeks. How about a voter referendum on horseracing next, Florida?
From the NYS Gaming Commission: Whata Hustler was “euthanized by track vet [for a] suspected infected leg” at Monticello Wednesday. He was twelve (Standardbreds are typically abused for longer periods of time) and last raced in November.