Through a FOIA request to the California Horse Racing Board, I have confirmed the following deaths at that state’s tracks so far in 2019. (Please note: The Board redacted the names of the dead horses; any identifications below came via other channels.)
unidentified, Jan 5, Los Alamitos T – “catastrophic right front fetlock breakdown”
“Severe, complete failure of the suspensory apparatus – fibers of medial and lateral branches are severely frayed and the lateral is completely ruptured. The body and the suspensory origin are also severely frayed and hemorrhagic, especially the lateral aspect/lobe. Fracture of the proximal sesamoid bone. Complete, displaced, comminuted, avulsion fracture of the abaxial margin of the medial proximal sesamoid bone, avulsed with medial branch of the suspensory ligament. Massive hemorrhage extending from the proximal third of MCIII to the coronary band. Full thickness, transverse rupture of the palmar annular ligament. Severe fraying of fibers and hemorrhage of the deep and superficial digital flexor tendons. Severe fraying of fibers and complete transverse rupture of the lateral and medial short and cruciate ligaments. Severe fraying of fibers and complete transverse rupture of the lateral collateral ligament of fetlock. Moderate fraying of fibers and incomplete transverse rupture of the medial collateral ligament of fetlock.”
Adroit, Jan 6, Los Alamitos R – “catastrophic left front fetlock breakdown”
“Open, comminuted, complete, displaced, articular, parasagittal, lateral condylar fracture of the MCIII. Open, comminuted, complete, displaced, articular, oblique with transverse component fracture of the P1. Suspensory apparatus failure with severe fraying, multiple complete splits and rupture of medial branch of the suspensory ligament, resulting in complete tear of the lateral aspect of the body of the suspensory ligament. Severe fraying of fibers, incomplete longitudinal split and hemorrhage of the body of the suspensory ligament. Full thickness, transverse rupture of the palmar annular ligament. Full thickness, longitudinal rupture of the intersesamoidean ligament. Complete transverse rupture and severe fraying of fibers of the medial and collateral ligaments of fetlock.”
unidentified, Feb 12, Golden Gate – “purulent cellulitis with secondary laminitis”
“Cellulitis in the right rear leg with multiple abscesses/deep tissue necrosis which affected the deep digial flexor tendon. Laminitis with rotation of P3 and separation from the hoof wall was present in the left rear foot…gastric ulceration.”
unidentified, Feb 19, Los Alamitos T – “catastrophic right front fetlock breakdown”
“Comminuted, complete, displaced, articular, parasagittal, lateral condylar fracture of the MCIII. Complete, articular, axial fracture of the lateral proximal sesamoid bone avulsed with intersesamoidean ligament. Comminuted, complete, displaced, articular, parasagittal, chip fracture of the proximal lateral palmar eminence of P1. Severe, extensive full cartilage loss and severe scoring of the articular surfaces of the proximal sesamoid bones. Suspensory ligament failure with severe fraying, complete splits and hemorrhage of medial branch of the suspensory ligament. Severe fraying of fibers, incomplete longitudinal split and hemorrhage of the body of the suspensory ligament. Full thickness, transverse rupture of the palmar annular ligament. Full thickness, longitudinal rupture of the intersesamoidean ligament.”
unidentified, Mar, Golden Gate R (euthanized Mar 19) – “complications…after racing”
“Multiple ulcerative wounds on the pastern with severe cellulitis and complete sloughing of the hoof capsule.”
Reblogged this on Armory of the Revolution.
Compassion to the animals is part if the character of the individual. Hopefully he does not have this flaw and do the right thing. Animals have pain the same we do. Karma is for sure.
This is abuse of the most extreme level and criminal action needs to be taken. Can you begin to imagine the suffering of this young horse. Utterly disgraceful.
Los Alamitos owned by multi-millionaire Ed Allred is running a public butcher show and has been for years.
Ed Allred has owned and still owns plenty of racehorses who race on his death ring and plenty die.
He’s been running the town’s politicians for years, supposedly, and should be shut down.
There were sentient beings suffering greatly behind these pics.
They are voiceless victims of this vile business whether at Los Alamitos or any other track in America.
Furthermore, even though California has passed a bill to give the CHRB the authority to shut down a racetrack when they deem it unsafe for either horses or jockeys – what the hell is this supposed to do?
How in the hell can we give this CHRB a pro-horse racing board, the hens guarding the hen house, this authority when they won’t even release the names of dead racehorses and continue to deny that racehorses die on the slaughterhouse floor?
This is yet another ruse from politicians who are scrambling to figure out what to do since many of them, allegedly, accept money from this vile business to protect it and not the racehorses.
This vile business needs to shut down now.
So horribly wrong. And I seriously mean
Stop horseracing NOW