The NYS Gaming Commission reports that a Thoroughbred named All Class “got caught on [the] walker” Monday at Finger Lakes, “flipped and fractured it’s [note the choice of pronouns here] back [and was] euthanized.” All Class was nine years old and had been raced 61 times. But apparently, they – Racing – weren’t quite done with him yet, seeking, as is their wont, to drain every last dollar from his long-abused body.

This is horseracing.

The NYS Gaming Commission has this to say about yesterday’s 5th at Aqueduct: “Flatterfly fell after suffering a fatal musculo-skeletal injury in the vicinity of the 3/16 pole and was euthanized on the track.” That’s that. Three years old. Also Sunday, 4-year-old Yorkshire Inn is reported (Equibase) to have “broke down” in the 9th at Tampa Bay. We all know what that means.

This is horseracing.

From the NYS Gaming Commission, April 9: “Mac’s Posse fell while breezing…several attempts to stand unsuccessful…determined he sustained severe traumatic back/pelvic injury and was euthanized on [the Belmont track].” Mac’s Posse was three years old and being prepped for his first race.

This is horseracing.