Yesterday: A Kill at Laurel; A Kill at Louisiana; A Kill at Fair Grounds (Second in Two Days There)

Horseracing Wrongs

Yesterday, according to Equibase:

In the 9th at Laurel, Major Flirt “pulled up when going lame in upper stretch and was euthanized.” The official Maryland Racing YouTube page, as is their wont, edited out the ugliness – but kept the happy “Winner’s Circle” interview. Major Flirt was three years old, and this was his 14th time under the whip. The dead horse’s humans: trainer, Donald Barr; owner, Walter Vieser II; breeder, Mr. & Mrs. Alfonso Figliolia.

In the 1st at Louisiana Downs, Prs the Game Changer “stumbled start, euthanized.” Yes, you read correctly – “stumbled start, euthanized.” That’s it. But what to expect for the death of a young (two), cheap QuarterHorse running at a seedy Louisiana racino? The dead horse’s humans: trainer, Lamont Lee; owner/breeder, Pitts Racing Stables.

In the 10th at Fair Grounds, Classic Covey “went wrong inside the five-eighths and fell.” This, of course, almost…

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