Robert Banyon is shot while watching and recording a horse race, alone, from his private luxury suite. The murder weapon turns out to be a cattle 'bolt gun', found hidden in his horses' paddock. Stable hand, Terrance Chase, has obvious access. He was visited by the scorned Chicago 'would be' stable partner Wayne Tully. Horse vet Mark Gantry's abandoned son, Billy, leads Horatio to a connection with Ryan from his gambling days. At the Gantry home he fought off Russian mob lord Ivan Sarnoff's goon. There is race cheating. Cocaine seems to link everything.
Did You Know?
Though they don't share any scenes in this episode, Brian van Holt and Josh Hopkins also starred in the sitcom Cougar Town together. See more
Contrary to Dr. Price's explanation, captive bolt guns are not used to destroy the animal's brainstem, because if you do that, the animal dies instantly with its heart stopping. Instead, you use the gun on the forehead to stun, then open a major blood vessel to bleed the animal out. See more