5-year-old Finally Together, reported as “broke down in mid stretch” Monday night at Mountaineer (race 9), is confirmed dead. In 27 months and 23 races, Finally Together was handled by five different humans: John Charalambous (6), Martin Sandee (3), Heather Hollahan (4), Kathleen Parker (3), and Charles Kieser (7, including the fatal run). And, bought and sold several times over, with market value declining along the way. (His final owner, Wesley Singleton, bought him for a mere $5,000 last July.) A common slave in life, an already-forgotten claimer in death. This is horseracing.

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