It’s More Than Death: The Sick, Unsound, Injured, and Lame of Golden Gate

Horseracing Wrongs

Last month at Golden Gate, according to the Stewards Minutes (all emphases mine): 41 horses were “scratched” (by vet) from races for being sick; 13 for being injured; and 4 for being “unsound.” That’s 58 horses. But those were just the scratches. In addition:

3/5: “Claim submitted by Blaine Wright for the gelding Conquest Lemonraid was deemed void after state vet reported himlamein RF leg; returned to barn of Pablo De Jesus.”

3/5: “Claim submitted by Jonathan Wong for the gelding Upo was deemed void after state vet reported himlamein LH leg; returned to barn of Isidro Tamayo.”

3/7: “Claim submitted by Mark Glatt for the mare Miss Indefatigable was deemed void after state vet reported herlame; returned to barn of Blaine Wright.”

3/14: “Claim submitted by Victor Trujillo for the mare Splashing was voided by the Stewards after…

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