A Death at Belmont, Another at Los Alamitos

Horseracing Wrongs

The NYS Gaming Commission has disclosed the death of Shock Therapy at Belmont Park yesterday: “[was] being treated for pleuropneumonia and laminitis, subsequently euthanized due to poor prognosis.” He was four years old and had been put to the whip 15 times, most recently at Aqueduct in February.

The California Horse Racing Board reports the death of an unidentified “pony” horse at Los Alamitos Sunday – cause, “other.” Though some may object to calling this an industry casualty, here at Horseracing Wrongs we have a simple, straightforward standard: if a horse dies whilst in servitude to Racing, said horse was killed by Racing.

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