(At least) two horses “broke down” yesterday on U.S. tracks; a “broke down” on the charts is virtually synonymous with dead.

3-year-old Sawyers Mickey in the 6th at Thistledown. Trainer, Peter Walder; owner, Loooch Racing; breeder, Susan King; jockey, Scott Spieth.

4-year-old Drive in the 6th at Penn. Trainer/owner, David Jacobson; breeders, Robert LaPenta/Nicholas Zito; jockey, Trevor McCarthy.

This is horseracing.