40th Dead Horse at Santa Anita; It’s Time for One Courageous California Legislator to Call for an End

Yesterday, G Q Covergirl “broke down” – “both front legs,” says the LA Times – while training at Santa Anita. She was six years old and trained by Doug O’Neill, the very same Doug O’Neill cynically and despicably leading the “counter protesters” out in front of California tracks. Wondering how the “We Support Horseracing” crowd feels about fearless leader “Druggie” notching another dead horse.

G Q Covergirl is the 40th horse to die at Santa Anita this year. 40. At what point, America, do you stop believing their lies (“enhanced safety measures,” “welfare improvements”)? Horseracing kills – always has, always will. It must end. So today, I am calling on one morally courageous California legislator to start the process. History is watching; you will be rewarded accordingly.

The Santa Anita 40. (While reading and remembering, please note: At this point in last year’s Fall Meet, Santa Anita had the exact same number of dead horses – five. With the whole world watching, with more scratches and reduced fields – not because they care; rather, they can ill afford more negative press – the killing continues on schedule. Again, it is what it is.)

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
Henry, dead at Santa Anita January 14, 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
Ponchito, dead at Santa Anita January 22, 2019
Dancing Harbor, killed training at Santa Anita Jan 23, 2019
Spitfire, killed training at Santa Anita Jan 25, 2019
Mongolian Hunter, dead at Santa Anita January 28, 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
Cooney, dead at Santa Anita March 4, 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
Rolling Shadow, dead at Santa Anita April 4, 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
Current Times, dead at Santa Anita May 27, 2019
Derby River, killed training at Santa Anita June 5, 2019
Formal Dude, killed racing at Santa Anita June 8, 2019
Truffalino, killed racing at Santa Anita June 9, 2019
American Currency, killed training at Santa Anita June 22, 2019
Zeke, killed training at Santa Anita September 16, 2019
Emtech, killed racing at Santa Anita September 28, 2019
Ky. Colonel, killed training at Santa Anita October 5, 2019
Satchel Paige, killed racing at Santa Anita October 19, 2019
G Q Covergirl, killed training at Santa Anita October 25, 2019

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  1. This trainer makes very caring and compassionate horse owners and trainers look like evil people. I believe this guy needs to be ban!

  2. Stop horseracing period. Isn’t the death of 40 horses so far this year enough. It’s a sport that is not needed and these beautiful horses died only for greed.

  3. This is unreal. That track needs shut down. At least until they find out what is going on!! One horse is one to many to die this way. Some of the horses are to young and their bodies are not mature enough to race,but that’s at all the tracks. Close this down and do some intensive investigating !!!

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