“Complete Fracture” Kill at Turfway; Horse Died With “Severe, Extensive Ulceration of the Stomach”

Horseracing Wrongs

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has confirmed the death of Rock n’ Candy in the 4th at Turfway December 5:

“The gelding pulled up lame post-race and the attending KHRC veterinarian summoned the ambulance. KHRC veterinarians administered a sedative/analgesic to assist in loading onto the horse ambulance and to minimize further injury. The gelding was transported to his barn and after consulting with the private veterinarian the decision was made to euthanize him due to a poor prognosis.”

Necropsy Report:

“The proximal left hind limb was swollen, with a large amount of subcutaneous hemorrhage extending from the left pelvis to the stifle. There was marked tearing of the musculature surrounding the left hemi-pelvis, with a complete fracture of the left ilium. There was severe, extensive ulceration of the stomach.”

Rock n’ Candy was just five years old. Vile. Horseracing.

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