The latest Del Mar Stewards Minutes have been released:

week of 7/18/16-7/24/16, “Deceased: 6”

Included in those six, presumably, are Whisky and Wine, Big Book, Dutchessa, and Fasnacloich. Another would be 3-year-old Pacific Swell, reported by the stewards to have “broke down” in the 5th July 21. That would leave a sixth unidentified victim. Added to the three unidentified from the first set of minutes (week of 7/11/16-7/17/16, “Deceased: 5”), we can confidently state that the Del Mar ’16 Death Toll stands at at least 11. That’s 11 dead “athletes” – not even three weeks in.

The identified:

Presidential Air, July 15, race 6
Dynamite Charge, July 17, training
Pacific Swell, July 21, race 5
Whisky and Wine, July 23, training
Big Book, July 23, training
Dutchessa, July 23, race 2
Fasnacloich, July 24, race 2

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