Baby Drowns at Gulfstream, “Shocking Racing Community the World Over”

Horseracing Wrongs

Ahead of this week’s annual Fasig-Tipton sale, a yet-to-be-named 2-year-old was killed in a breeze-up at Gulfstream. This, from a publication called Just Horse Racing:

“It wasn’t in a race. But it has shocked the racing community the world over. An unnamed, unraced 2YO by American Pharaoh had just been saddled to do his breeze-up for the annual Fasig-Tipton Sale. He carried a Hip 47 sticker on his hindquarters.

“His rider was legged up and out on the track he trotted. However, moments later horror struck. He shied at something, reared a little, tossed his rider and in a panic just bolted up the track.

“For reasons no-one will ever know, he turned and ran straight into the running rail, heading towards the infield lake at Gulfstream Park. He got there but at a terrible cost.

“The injuries he received when smashing through the rail started to take their…

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