Adroit, under the whip for the 9th time, went down in the 3rd at Los Alamitos yesterday and, according to multiple sources, is dead. In the Equibase account, two other horses, Wonderful Becky and Sunset Melody, either “hit” or “jumped [over their] fallen rival.” “Fallen rival” – dead horse.
In the 10th at Delta Friday, Hold the Mic: “fell [in] upper stretch and appeared to injure himself seriously.” “Injured himself”? As for “seriously,” he, too, is dead – euthanized, I can confirm, for that self-inflicted wound.
Driveroff Thedeck was said to have “broken down” in the 5th at Golden Gate Saturday; “broke down,” for the uninitiated, is almost without exception racing-speak for dead.
This is horseracing.