Mare Killed at Saratoga Today

Horseracing Wrongs

In the 3rd today at Saratoga, says Equibase, First Appeal “bobbled suffering an apparent injury to her left front…got pulled up after being expertly [vile] eased, then was subsequently vanned off.” We now know (Daily Racing Form) that she is dead – “euthanized [for] severe injuries.” She was six; ’twas her 34th time under the whip. First Appeal is the sixth dead horse at hallowed Saratoga this summer.

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