Quick Money, Half Nelson Killed in Same Aqueduct Race

Horseracing Wrongs

Two horses were killed in the same Aqueduct race (8th) yesterday afternoon:

7-year-old Quick Money, being raced for the 54th time, “clipped heels and fell heavily to the track and was immediately struck by two foes behind…tragically succumbed to neck trauma.” Dead in the dirt. For trainer Rudy Rodriguez, this makes 12 NY dead in the past three years.

5-year-old Half Nelson “struck the fallen foes [Laila’s Jazz also went down] directly in front falling heavily to the ground then was subsequently vanned off.” Euthanized in the necropsy area. This is trainer Thomas Albertrani’s third fallen athlete since May (Handstand, Zo Sophisticated).

Once again (Princes On Thelake, Wednesday), NYRA has whitewashed the replay from its website. This is horseracing.

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