Three racehorses died final week at Belmont Park on the observe’s first week of racing for his or her fall meet.
Final Friday, which was opening day on the Lengthy Island observe, noticed two deaths, based on on-line information offered by the New York Gaming Affiliation.
One of many horses, Passporttovictory, was injured within the third race and faraway from the observe by an ambulance. The thoroughbred was later euthanized.
The opposite opening-day incident occurred throughout coaching when Royal Inheritance “collapsed and died” on the grounds of Belmont Park, based on NYGA.
A day later, one other horse went down whereas coaching. No Moxie was “spooked and flipped whereas jogging” and needed to be put down, NYGA information present.
The deaths at Belmont Park represented three of six equine fatalities at New York racetracks this month, based on the state information.
Two horses died at Saratoga Racetrack — one on Labor Day and one other final Saturday.
Final Tuesday, a horse died at Finger Lakes racetrack.
The New York Racing Affiliation, which operates three tracks throughout the state — together with Belmont and Saratoga — is reviewing every incident, a spokesperson informed LoHud.
“As the method strikes ahead, NYRA continues to advance measures to make sure we’re offering the most secure attainable setting for coaching and racing at Saratoga Race Course, Belmont Park and Aqueduct Racetrack,” spokesman Patrick McKenna informed the paper.
“The well being and welfare of horses and jockeys competing at NYRA tracks is our highest precedence and one which stands above all different concerns.”