Monday, December 08, 2008


Only 1 week after 7 year old Wanderin Boy was euthanized after suffering an injury in the Cigar Mile at Aqueduct, 2 year old filly Megadiva was put down after breaking her front right leg in the 4th race at the Big A on Sunday 12/07/08. Jockey Rajiv Maragh also took a tumble off Megadiva. Rajiv took off the rest of his mounts for the day but is apparently ok. Fatality rates have been low at NYRA tracks in 2008, I believe this is the 23rd, but as always you wish it was Zero.

Last week in reading about the death of Wanderin Boy, I came across several writers, including Alan over at Left at the Gate, write about something I always wondered about. If these same horses were just out in a field or just stabled on someone's farm would the injury rate be significantly any less?

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