Borough Boy “Takes Bad Step,” “Falls Heavily,” Dead at Saratoga – 13th Victim on Meet

Horseracing Wrongs

One helluva way to go out. In the final race of the Saratoga meet, this for Borough Boy: “hustled from the gate, showed the way three to four wide under light coaxing, swung four wide into upper stretch displaced from command, dug in under a drive and took a bad step near the eighth pole, fell heavily and unfortunately had to be euthanized on track” (Equibase).

took a bad step

fell heavily

unfortunately had to be euthanized

Borough Boy is the 13th dead horse at Saratoga ’19 – which puts this venerable track at right about its historical average. So much for NYRA’s “demonstrably safer racing.”

The victim roll…

Golden Julia, May 30, stall, “found distressed in stall…died from acute blood loss”
Golden Julia was two years old and coming off a training session just five days prior.

Investment Analyst, Jun 7, training, “sustained leg injury necessitating euthanasia”

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