7-year-old Jonrah is dead after breaking a leg “while galloping out after breezing” yesterday morning at Saratoga. He is the 7th racehorse killed either racing or training on those hallowed grounds this year.
Hadeed Fi Hadeed, May 30, training
Squire Creek, July 16, training
Zamjara, July 23, race 1
Rootformejustin, July 23, race 5
Indian Nobility, July 27, race 3
Domestic Warrior, August 1, race 4
Jonrah, August 3, training
Also just disclosed by the Gaming Commission: A 3-year-old filly named Lebowski was “found dead outside [her] stall on [the] harness side” at Saratoga Tuesday. She was last raced at Belmont in June and was undoubtedly being prepped for an upcoming start at the Race Course. While our KIA list is reserved for track-related (racing/training) deaths, make no mistake, here at HW we see this poor animal – “found dead” – as no less a casualty of this vile business than the ones above.