Deaths disclosed by the California Horse Racing Board today:
Favorite Doc, “sudden death” after “winning” the 8th at Los Alamitos Saturday. This “sudden death” – usually a cardiovascular collapse or pulmonary hemorrhage – was suffered by a 3-year-old, an equine pubescent.
Electric Ride, at Santa Anita Saturday. The Board is calling this an “other” (“anaphylactic shock,” they say), but the 2-year-old had a timed workout that very day.
Luca’s Ride, in the 2nd at Los Alamitos yesterday. The chart said, “fell, vanned off”; the Board says this, too, was a “sudden death.” Luca was just four.
And from NY:
On the Dean’s List dead at Saratoga Friday – “anaphylactic reaction to antibiotics.” The 3-year-old was coming off a training session at that same track four days prior.
Dead horses every day. This, America, is your “Sport of Kings.”