Through a FOIA request to the California Horse Racing Board, I have confirmed the following deaths:
Joy of the Saints, Jun 20, Pleasanton T
“Flipped over…and started paddling all legs. Bleeding out mouth/nares. Presumed broken neck. Multiple acute, traumatic skull fractures…with extensive intracranial hemorrhage and trauma to the brain. Horse died before pentobarb administered.”
Eagle Screams, Sep 14, Golden Gate T
“Sudden death.” Eagle Screams was ten years old and had been put to the whip an unconscionable 80 times. Imagine that the only life this poor animal ever knew was one of utter subjugation. How profoundly sad. How positively intolerable.