The final footnote on the (Equibase) racing charts for Parx yesterday reads: “Due to many delays, the final race went off 20 minutes later than the scheduled post time.”

The delays?

In the 3rd, 4-year-old Aces Are Wild “broke down in his left front and fell about fifty yards from the finish line and was humanely euthanized.” Dead.

In the 4th, 6-year-old Bully Song “clipped the heels of DIDN’T TAKE IT on the far turn and fell.” DNF. Condition undisclosed. Same race, 5-year-old Linda’s Last “was forced to take up sharply and alter course to avoid fallen rival.” DNF.

Before the 6th, 3-year-old Samurai Princess “FLIPPED AND RAN OFF FROM THE UNSADDLING AREA AND WAS ORDERED SCRATCHED BY THE STEWARDS.”

In the 7th, 5-year-old Light Weight “broke down near the top of the stretch and was vanned off.” Almost assuredly dead.

Good, clean family fun. This is horseracing.

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