7-year-old career claimer Back Talking broke down in last night’s 5th race at Mountaineer and can be presumed dead. Prior to his fatal fall, Back Talking “lacked speed and traveled mid track throughout.” The complicit: jockey Brandon Whitacre and the gelding’s sole trainer/owner (and breeder), Elex Bowman.

Also, the NYS Gaming Commission has updated the death of Michonne. Originally reported as “non-racing,” the 3-year-old was actually killed prior to Friday’s 9th race when she “broke through gate and ran into rail, fracturing [her] leg.”