Dead horses on a lazy July Sunday:
“With heavy hearts we are sad to share that the very promising filly, Dynamite Charge sustained a catastrophic training incident this morning. She was so special in so many ways, not only was she gifted with tremendous ability but she was a gentle giant with one of the biggest hearts of any in the barn. Dynamite Charge will be greatly missed.” (trainer Doug O’Neill’s FB page)
The 2-year-old Dynamite was coming off a $33,000 win in her very first start, July 4 at Santa Anita. And that is why this “gentle giant will be greatly missed.” Incidentally, that’s two kills in Del Mar’s first three days.
While the chart had 2-year-old The Chilli Man as merely “pulled up, vanned off” in the 5th at Emerald, the track’s website reports that Chilli was euthanized back in the barn.
This is horseracing.