Further details on some of the West Virginia dead.

Final eight races for Richard Hanna-owned Elena’s Dreamboy:
July 4, 2014, claiming at Penn – last of 6
August 1, claiming at Penn – 8th of 9
August 15, claiming at Penn – last of 9
September 4, claiming at Penn – 5th of 7
September 20, claiming at Penn – last of 5
December 18, claiming at Penn – last of 8
January 17, 2015, claiming at Penn – last of 11, 55 lengths back
March 18, claiming at Mountaineer – “bad step” – “Humanely Destroyed.”

Final three races for Gennadi Dorochenko-trained Maratik:
November 8, 2014 – 10th of 11, “faltered”
April 11, 2015 – “distanced,” DNF
May 2, Mountaineer – “broke down after the wire” – “Humanely Destroyed.”

A mere nine days after Jose Ramirez-trained, Francisco Ramirez-owned Starlits Touch finished almost 20 lengths back in a $5,000 claiming race at Mountaineer, the 53-start “veteran” was brought back for another $5,000 claiming at that same track: “took a bad step” – “Humanely Destroyed.”

When Thunder Bonnet was loaded into the paddock for a $5,000 maiden-claiming race at Mountaineer on May 30, she had been inactive for almost a year. Perhaps relevant, perhaps not. In any event, she died that day: “flipped in paddock,” shattered leg – “Humanely Destroyed.”

This is horseracing.

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