Two Killed in Same Race at Los Alamitos Today; At Least 100 Dead at California Tracks This Year

Horseracing Wrongs

How many more, California? How many more? Two horses were killed in the 1st race at Los Alamitos (Thoroughbred) this afternoon: Into a Hot Spot collapsed and died after finishing some 26 lengths back. He was but four year old – still an adolescent. Mighty Elijah was “injured, vanned off” and eventually euthanized. He, too, was four.

To date, at least (I haven’t received all FOIA information yet; private farms/training facilities are not reflected here) 100 horses have died at California tracks in 2019:

Del Mar: 11 dead racehorses
Golden Gate Fields: 20 dead racehorses
Los Alamitos Race Course: 19 dead racehorses
Santa Anita Park: 42 dead racehorses
Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton: 3 dead racehorses
Big Fresno Fair, 2 dead racehorses
Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale: 1 dead racehorse
Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa: 2 dead racehorses

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