While NYRA is busy congratulating itself on the recently completed Belmont meet (5/1-7/13), we here at Horseracing Wrongs remember the athletes who perished in the pursuit of handle cash:

3-year-old Handstand, 6th race on May 1st, “fx RR leg – euthanized in necropsy area”

3-year-old See the Music, 7th race on May 21st, “collapsed at the 3/16 pole and died”

5-year-old Samuels Blond Lady, 2nd race on June 5th, “LK sagittal slab fx – euthanasia 3 days later”

4-year-old Roses for Romney, 8th race on June 25th, “clipped heels…and fell – died of apparent neck trauma”

3-year-old This Guy Is Blue, 9th race on July 6th, “fx RF leg – euthanized in necropsy area”

5-year-old Music Maid, 2nd race on July 13th, “fx RF leg – euthanized”

photo credit: AP

photo credit: AP

And – the 2014 Belmont training deaths:

9-year-old Caixa Eletronica, January 4th, “suffered a fx skull and died” [from a head-on collision]

4-year-old Six Drivers, January 4th, “suffered a fractured neck and died” [from same collision]

3-year-old Go Canes Go, January 13th, “suffered fx LF leg while breezing – euthanized on track”

2-year-old Valar Dohaeris, January 30th, “suffered fx RF leg – euthanized on track”

4-year-old Flashy in Pink, February 1st, “suffered a fx RF leg while breezing – euthanized on track”

2-year-old Changeinaction, March 5th, “fx RF leg while breezing – euthanized on track”

7-year-old Itsagoodtendollars, March 15th, “died from apparent cardiovascular collapse while breezing”

4-year-old Kingston Jamaica, May 29th, “suffered fx LF leg while breezing – euthanized on track”

2-year-old Fran’s Kid, June 18th, “suffered fx LF leg while breezing – euthanized on track”