Two More at Belmont – That’s 37 Dead Horses on the Year

Horseracing Wrongs

Even though the NYRA baton has been passed to Aqueduct, the killing at Belmont Park continues. The NYS Gaming Commission has disclosed the following:

Goneonamission “found deceased in stall with apparent head injury Nov 24.” The 2-year-old was raced at Aqueduct just two days prior, finishing dead last, some 57 lengths back. Germane? Perhaps.

Sweet Timing “stall bound since Oct 12 due to pelvic injury, developed fever and pleuropneumonia – euthanized Nov 29 due to poor prognosis.” The Commission, of course, is trying to pass this off as “non-racing”; we, however, know there’s no such thing, for all deaths within Racing are by Racing. But in addition, the 3-year-old Sweet Timing was “worked out” on Oct 9, meaning it’s a good bet the pelvic injury that led to her death was incurred on the track.

For those who may have lost count, that’s 37 dead horses at Belmont Park this…

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