“Suffers Catastrophic Injury” – But Still Made to Walk Into the Van

Horseracing Wrongs

In the 4th at Penn yesterday, Freight Train, says the chartwriter, “suffered a catastrophic injury to his right hind leg.” A “catastrophic injury,” of course, is as bad as it sounds – almost certain death. But the Penn writer – who, I must say, has never shied from criticizing jockeys et al. in his/her notes – then added this: “[Freight Train] then was walked into the van.” Imagine that. A “catastrophic injury” – but instead of euthanizing then and there, the poor horse was made to walk into the ambulance. Their depravity knows no bounds.

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