Two more racehorses are dead in NY, bringing that state’s 2014 Kill Total to 106:
3-year-old Zo Sophisticated “collapsed and died while galloping on the Belmont main track” Monday. The Thomas Albertrani-trained filly had yet to be raced. On Tuesday, Astronomo, also 3, “suffered right rear fetlock fracture in pool [at Finger Lakes]…euthanized following prognosis.” At Aqueduct in April, Astronomo was raced twice within 72 hours by trainer Michelle Nevin and owners Brian/Kerry Novak; in June, under the same connections, he was a DNF at Finger Lakes. This is horseracing.