With the season opener still a week away, Saratoga ’16 has already recorded its first kill. 2-year-old Squire Creek broke while training yesterday morning and, according to the Gaming Commission, was euthanized on the track. The equine child was being prepped for his first race. For trainer Todd Pletcher, this makes 16 dead racehorses since 2010 – in NY alone.
Also from NY: 11-year-old The Grey Bullet was “found dead in his stall” at Vernon Downs Thursday. He was trained by Wayne Hughes.