The following is a list of horses who died or were euthanized at Camarero Race Track (Puerto Rico) in 2020. Please note, however, that this information came from just one of the two on-site clinics there. In other words, there were surely more than what you see below – and below are the names of 228 dead horses. Again, that’s (at least) 228 dead horses, at a single track, in a single year. By far, the worst I’ve yet seen.
Unless otherwise noted, for on-track – racing (R), training (T) – deaths, the immediate cause was a limb fracture and/or ligament rupture of one kind or another; for stall (S) deaths, the usual suspects – laminitis, arthritis, colic, etc. In all cases, of course, the underlying cause was horseracing itself.
For many racehorses, as you will plainly see, seedy Camarero represents one final stop – the end of the line…
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