Three Dead 2-Year-Olds – Two From Sudden Death – for the Newly Minted Reformer Bob Baffert

Horseracing Wrongs

The wildly successful Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert recently penned an op-ed in The Washington Post calling for passage of the (obviously oxymoronic) “Horseracing Integrity Act.” In it, Baffert claims “nothing is more important than the health and safety of our equine athletes,” and says “we must act decisively to protect the horses who are the stars of the show.” With that as backdrop, I give you three 2-year-olds killed under Baffert’s care in 2018 – two from sudden death.

unidentified 2-year-old, Aug 4, Los Alamitos T
“sudden death, acute cardiorespiratory collapse”; “numerous deep ulcers in stomach”
“Regretfully, the cause of sudden death of this horse will remain undetermined.”

unidentified 2-year-old, Nov 14, Los Alamitos T
“catastrophic shoulder fracture, massive hemorrhage”; “gastric ulceration”

unidentified 2-year-old, Nov 28, Los Alamitos T
“sudden death, acute cardiorespiratory failure”
“Regretfully, the cause of sudden death in this horse will remain undetermined.”

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