And another. In the 1st race at Santa Anita today, Uncontainable “took a bad step,” says the chartwriter, and is dead. Officially (CHRB): “Fractured right front ankle; per recommendation from the attending veterinarian, the horse was humanely euthanized.” Uncontainable was four and under the whip for the 11th time. He is the second horse killed in a race at Santa Anita in as many days, and 8th fatality statewide since January 1. Nothing has changed. And nothing will.
So the question for Governor Newsom, for Senator Feinstein, for Senator Harris, for each and every member of the California Legislature, for PETA and other advocacy groups working for reform, and for the good citizens of the state of California: How many more? How many more intelligent, sensitive beings must die – for, I remind, $2 bets and frivolous entertainment – before you understand that this can’t be fixed. Horseracing is inherently cruel and inevitably deadly. Horseracing must end. Period.