A New Year’s Eve Death at Golden Gate

The CHRB has disclosed the death of Cedars of Lebanon at Golden Gate December 31. While the immediate cause was not released, the underlying cause is the same as it always is – horseracing itself. The Irish-born Cedars was four years old. Since coming to the States, she was raced exclusively in California, with her final race coming at Los Alamitos – just 12 days prior to dying.

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  1. Cause of Death: HORSERACING ITSELF [DULY NOTED]; the DETAILS may or MAY NOT be forthcoming. Horseracing is a gambling “game” and all racehorses are objects used by racing participants for the purpose of deviant animal abuse, but hey, there’s money involved.
    Rest In Peace CEDARS OF LEBANON πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ˜”πŸ™

  2. Cedars of Lebanon, a beautiful European filly, and extremely well bred. The worst thing that happened to this innocent baby was being sent over here. I would bet she’d still be ALIVE, if she was in Europe. You poor dear baby, you deserved better.😭

    • Bonnie, it is soul-crushing to know that Thoroughbreds are killed by their racing connections. While she might still be alive in Europe, she was treated like a commodity by her European connections in horseracing. She was bought and sold, traded, exchanged, dumped by her European connections. There is no guarantee that she would not be suffering if she were still alive anywhere just because she was a race horse and because racing is brutal. CEDARS OF LEBANON didn’t deserve to be used as a gambling chip in any country. πŸ’”πŸ˜”πŸ™

    • She probably wouldn’t have still been alive in Europe…..here in the UK we have an organisation that records all deaths on the racecourses here, its called Animal Aid and its Racehorse death watch. We unfortunately have many deaths on our tracks as we also have ‘jump’ racing in which as many as 7 or 8 horses can be killed in a day on just one racecourse…..utterly, utterly shameful. It appears that NO country with racecourses is free of these horrific deaths but, once again, all the POS owners, trainers and jockeys claim that they love their horses as if they were family…..all I can say, is God help their families!!!

      • Irene,
        Thank you for sharing this information about the UK and the recording (by Animal Aid/ Racehorse death watch) of racehorses being killed because of racing in the UK.
        I think we develop a perception that racing isn’t as cruel as it really is when we don’t see it and when we don’t hear about it or read about it, the heinous cruelty leading to death of racehorses on a daily basis.
        So, I am grateful for those who make the effort on a daily basis to not only record the information anywhere and everywhere it happens, but also to share it in a way that more and more people have access to this information on the hideously unacceptable brutality on racehorses. Hopefully, more and more people will develop a perception that is more accurate in relation to the reality and gravely serious issues of abuse of horses for the purpose of creating revenue by using the horses as gambling chips.

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