Two horses had been euthanized at Belmont Park, the positioning of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.
The first got here on Saturday following the ultimate race of the Belmont Stakes, which got here instantly after the primary occasion wherein Arcangelo gained the a hundred and fifty fifth operating.
Excursionniste was injured and ended up getting euthanized, marking a horse’s dying in any respect three Triple Crown race websites, which incorporates Churchill Downs (Kentucky Derby) Pimlico Race Course (Preakness Stakes).
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Then, Mashnee Girl was euthanized on Sunday following “catastrophic injury” to the left entrance leg throughout a race at Belmont Park, per the New York Racing Association.
It was the identical damage that occurred to Excursionniste.
PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo launched an announcement Saturday following the dying of Excursionniste.
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“Racing couldn’t manage to keep all horses alive for even one Triple Crown day this year,” she stated within the assertion. “Belmont Park did not do enough to prevent Excursionniste’s death. PETA urged the New York Racing Association and the New York State Gaming Commission to require CT scans for all horses racing today in order to screen for preexisting injuries, which are present in 90% of these fatalities. They refused.”
“The racing industry is digging its own grave – as well as this horse’s.”
Churchill Downs suspended all racing till July 3 following 12 whole deaths on the monitor this yr, all of that are being investigated.
The announcement got here Friday the place Churchill Downs CEO Bill Carstanien stated, “The team at Churchill Downs takes great pride in our commitment to safety and strives to set the highest standard in racing, consistently going above and beyond the regulations and policies that are required.”
“What has happened at our track is deeply upsetting and absolutely unacceptable. Despite our best efforts to identify a cause for the recent horse injuries, and though no issues have been linked to our racing surfaces or environment at Churchill Downs, we need to take more time to conduct a top-to-bottom review of all of the details and circumstances so that we can further strengthen our surface, safety and integrity protocols.”
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Bob Baffert’s horse Havnameltdown suffered an damage to the left entrance ankle throughout an undercard race earlier than the Preakness Stakes ran, which led to being euthanized on the Maryland monitor.