Three Deaths at Prairie Thus Far This Year

Originally posted on Horseracing Wrongs:
Through a FOIA request to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at Prairie Meadows thus far this year: E’s Beauty, May 13, training – “fractured carpus” Heros R Cowboys, Jun 2, stall – “colic” Charlie’s Big Girl, Jul 16, training – “fractured sesamoid”

Filly Killed at Mountaineer

Originally posted on Horseracing Wrongs:
The 3-year-old filly Mercedes Machen in the 2nd at Mountaineer last night: “MERCEDES MACHEN broke sharply to clear early, was hooked on the turn taking a bad step near quarter pole having to be euthanized.” “having to be euthanized” This is horseracing.

Some From Last Week: “Returned Lame,” “Pulled Up Lame,” “Bled From Nostrils,” “Fell in Distress,” “Hit a Fallen Rival”

Originally posted on Horseracing Wrongs:
Wildcat “pulled up, DNF” at Colonial Bickley “vanned off” at Colonial Cross the Mersey “bled, DNF” at Delaware Df Docs Fire Secrets “bled, vanned off” at Arizona Mj Cash Train “vanned off” at Delta Capital Q “returned lame, vanned off” at Parx Victory Chimes “pulled up lame after the finish”…

A Mint, Then Death

Originally posted on Horseracing Wrongs:
The following picture was posted by “Eddie C,” horseracing guy: Two days after this picture was snapped, Pleasure Luck was mortally injured in a race at Saratoga; she was euthanized a day later. So I wonder, Eddie, did you arrange an opportunity for your nephew to view the lifeless body?…