According to a source at the track, 6-year-old Tawdry is dead after fracturing a pair of sesamoids in Monday’s 8th race at Mountaineer. This, but another example of racing trying mightily to conceal its odious underside – the chart merely had the mare taking “a bad step,” pulling up, and being vanned off. Tawdry, a veteran of almost four years, was running in a $5,000 claiming race for a racino-jacked purse of $9,500. This is horseracing.