Multiple Fractures, Multiple Ruptures, Multiple Horses – California Horseracing Kills

Horseracing Wrongs

Through a FOIA request to the California Horse Racing Board, I have obtained the following details on 2020 kills (previous ones here). (The names were redacted but, paradoxically, the dead had already been identified on the Board’s public database.)

Warren, Jul 2, Los Alamitos S
“colic, distended small intestine, extensive hemorrhages”

This Is Us, Jul 3, Los Alamitos R
“open fracture, complete luxation of the fetlock joint”

Jess Bet Me, Jul 5, Los Alamitos R
“[multiple] fractures, [multiple] complete ruptures”

Lovely Lilia, Jul 11, Del Mar T
“[multiple] fractures; [multiple] severe, complete ruptures”

Alltime Favorite, Jul 11, Los Alamitos R (euthanized Jul 13)
“multiple comminuted, displaced fractures; complete rupture of [multiple] ligaments; severe, extensive cartilage loss”

Tacy, Jul 12, Los Alamitos R
“open fracture; complete rupture, [multiple] ligaments; complete rupture, tendon”

The Armenian, Jul 21, Del Mar S
“focal serosal hemorrhages [in] colon”

Snow Pack, Aug 2, Golden Gate…

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