They say no one cares about horse racing outside of the Triple Crown. Well, one of racing’s most famous courses, a famous statue of the most famous horse, and a horse that completely lost his mind led to a tragic day, with the loss of a horse and the destruction of one of racing’s icons.
City On Line freaked out during the post parade at Belmont Park yesterday and bolted off the track to the paddock, where he smashed into a bronze statue of Secretariat. The horse and the statue both collapsed, and City On Line had to be euthanized on the spot. That statue isn’t anywhere near the track; this was premeditated horsey suicide.