Through a FOIA request to the California Horse Racing Board, I have obtained the following details on 2021 kills. (I will be posting in installments.)
Square Dreamer, Jul 9, Golden Gate T
“open, comminuted fracture of MCIII”
“open fractures, [multiple] sesamoids”
“complete ruptures, [multiple] ligaments”
“chronic gastric ulcerations”
Square Dreamer was four years old.
Made in Karoo, Oct 7, Golden Gate S
“severe weight loss, rapid onset depression, head tilt with seizure”
“meningoencephalitis with hemorrhage”
“severe, necrotizing gastroenteritis”
Made in Karoo was three years old.
Kakistocracy, Oct 14, Santa Anita T
“Sudden death – post work. Rider stated horse went into trot quickly, was weak behind and then collapsed – abdominal and retroperitoneal hemorrhage.” Kakistocracy was five years old.
Favorite Doc, Oct 16, Los Alamitos R
“Horse jogging back after race, fell and died suddenly – abundant foam in the tracheal lumen.” Favorite Doc was three years old.
Electric Ride, Oct 16, Santa Anita T
“Horse worked this morning…sudden death following IV vitamin administration…flipped over…died.” Electric Ride was two years old.