Through a FOIA request to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, I have confirmed the death of 6-year-old One Seven One in the 10th race at the White Pine County Fair August 20. The Board gave this description: “While being pulled up in the turn after the race, the horse hit the outside rail of the racetrack. According to the State Vet, the horse…ruptured/dislocated the right hind pastern joint and probably fractured the second digit, which may have contributed to his hitting the rail. He was subsequently humanely euthanized in the horse ambulance on the race track.”

It should be noted that Nevada is the lightest of racing states, with but two days of live racing each August.