The most recent Stewards Minutes for Santa Anita declare the following:
“SANTA ANITA PARK, Week of 5/20-5/26, Fatalities: 2”
One we know is Kochees; the other, as of this writing, remains unidentified.
The Santa Anita 32:
Psychedelicat, killed racing at Santa Anita Dec 30, 2018
Tank Team, killed racing at Santa Anita Jan 4, 2019
Unusual Angel, killed racing at Santa Anita Jan 4, 2019
Secret Street, killed training at Santa Anita Jan 8, 2019
Derby Treasure, killed racing at Santa Anita Jan 11, 2019
Noise Mandate, killed racing at Santa Anita Jan 18, 2019
Amboseli, killed racing at Santa Anita Jan 20, 2019
Like Really Smart, killed racing at Santa Anita Jan 21, 2019
Last Promise Kept, killed racing at Santa Anita Jan 21, 2019
Dancing Harbor, killed training at Santa Anita Jan 23, 2019
Spitfire, killed training at Santa Anita Jan 25, 2019
Kid Cantina, killed racing at Santa Anita Feb 2, 2019
Comegowithme, killed racing at Santa Anita Feb 3, 2019
Jager Time, killed training at Santa Anita Feb 17, 2019
Unusual Rider, killed training at Santa Anita Feb 18, 2019
Hot American, killed racing at Santa Anita Feb 22, 2019
Battle of Midway, killed training at Santa Anita Feb 23, 2019
Just Forget It, killed training at Santa Anita Feb 23, 2019
Charmer John, killed training at Santa Anita Feb 24, 2019
Eskenforadrink, killed racing at Santa Anita Mar 2, 2019
Lets Light the Way, killed training at Santa Anita Mar 5, 2019
Princess Lili B, killed training at Santa Anita Mar 14, 2019
Arms Runner, killed racing at Santa Anita Mar 31, 2019
Commander Coil, killed training at Santa Anita May 17, 2019
Spectacular Music, killed racing at Santa Anita May 19, 2019
Kochees, killed racing at Santa Anita May 25, 2019
unidentified, Jan 14-Jan 20, died off-track at Santa Anita
unidentified, Jan 21-Jan 27, died off-track at Santa Anita
unidentified, Feb 25-Mar 3, died off-track at Santa Anita
unidentified, Feb 25-Mar 3, died off-track at Santa Anita
unidentified, Apr 1-Apr 7, died off-track at Santa Anita
unidentified, May 20-May 26, died off-track at Santa Anita
we need to bank horse racing entirely. the drugging of horses is making them vulnerable. and nobdy need to make them run.nobody.
Horse racing is a blood sport. It should not be any more acceptable than bull fights and dog fights! End it now!!!
Horse racing is about money. No one really cares about the horses. Especially after they are done racing. Most go to slaughter houses. Why should we as people benefit from racing animals? All for money? If people in the racing industry cared at all, the retired horses would be put to pasture. They can’t even do that for them. It has been said, “The human race is the worst race”. Stand up for the voiceless!! Do not support horse racing or any other form of animal entertainment. Animals deserve better!!!
Shame on the horse owners who race their horses at Santa Anita. They obviously don’t give a damn about their horses — only the money!
CLOSE THE TRACK!!! How greedy are people that they obviously don’t care if an innocent animal has to die because money is more important? There is no excuse for this. One would hope the horse owners would value their horses more than they do, especially seeing how many have already died and knowing more will die before the season is over. SHAME ON ALL OF YOU!!
this should be stopped
WHAT THE F¥<K!!??!! 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯😤😤😤😤😤😤🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
So I’m guessing the SELFISH, IGNORANT, GREEDY, CRUEL and DISGUSTING POFS “humans” are just going to keep going on with this … wtf are they waiting for?!
Probably a $$$$ bet placed that they’d get to 50?!!!!!!! 😭🤬😤
This public butcher show needs to shut down.
It has no place in the 21st century – none.
Animal rights where are you? Most likly big money is sweeping this all under the carpet. I know someone is getting paid to make this go away. Why arnt people boycotting racing?
We are, Delinda. Horseracing Wrongs is now sponsoring protests at 21 tracks in 16 states, including Santa Anita. We expect 100-150 activists for this Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. Please reach out to our vice president, Nicole, if you are interested in either joining a protest or organizing one: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is absolutely horrible I personally think someone is doing something before these horses run not that many horses would be dying just because of the track I’m not sure but that’s my opinion. Stop killing such beautiful creatures
Please take care of the horses.
I have always hated horse racing. They don’t give a damn about the horse’s.
Is this mainly at this track or are there similar statistics at other tracks?
Racehorses die everywhere, every day, Marsha. We estimate that over 2,000 horses are killed racing or training across America annually. So, no, it’s not a Santa Anita problem.
It is a Santa Anita problem this year. Something needs to be done. I agree where are the activists?
You are obviously not a regular reader of this site – not an anomaly. As for the activists, they’re out there every week.
What the hell is it going to take to make this stop. This is so heartbreaking. Maybe the jockeys should watch their backs when leaving santa anita for the day. If the jockeys are gone then the owners cant race their horses. You people are like the 3rd world countries. This is so barbaric.
The fact this many horses have died at this Track within 6 months is beyond SICKENING. Many tests show the Track sound, I believe it’s not, Why would 32 owners kill their expensive horses its a tremendous loss for them, ( meaning drugging) Santa Anita was built in 1907, it’s a very old Racetrack. No more horses should have to die, Close this Track.
SHUT DOWN THIS HORRIFIC INDUSTRY — Keep in mind that horses, these majestic animals, are sensitive, intelligent, sentient beings — NOT stuffed toys — they are members of our family — they do much for humanity — they depend on us — do not betray them — do not put them in danger’s way — The history of mankind is carried on the back of the horse — All horses deserve to be respected and protected.