More From California: “The Cause of Death in This Animal Was Exsanguination”; 2-Year-Old Breaks Both Front Legs

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.)

Holdfast, Sep 16, Golden Gate T
“Horse went to track and backtracked; rider said horse fell off so he…took him off track; horse collapsed and died – cardiac death, chronic myocardial infarcts, presumptive coronary artery disease.” Holdfast was just five years old.

Left Alone, Sep 19, Golden Gate T
“The cause of death in this animal was exsanguination [she bled out]. Frank blood gushes out of the abdomen upon opening. The right kidney is completely encased in hemorrhage that extends down the retroperitoneal space and along the pelvis. Suspect aneurism with rupture.” Left Alone was six years old.

Galloping Slew, Nov 14, Golden Gate T
“catastrophic left tibial fracture”
“severe hemorrhage and tearing of musculature”
“multifocal ulcerative gastritis”

The report added this: “Young horses and older horses returning from a layup are at higher risk for tibial fractures due to the potential insufficient adaption of their skeletons to the expected performance.” Galloping Slew was four years old.

Ima Rumbler, Nov 16, Golden Gate T
“comminuted, complete, displaced humeral fracture”
“ruptured muscles”
“severe hemorrhage”
Findings also included: “metacarpal disease, degenerative joint disease, osteochondral disease, and chronic/stress remodeling.” Ima Rumbler was just three years old – still an equine pubescent.

Inimitable, Nov 19, Golden Gate R
“open fractures in [both] forelimbs”
“[multiple] ruptures, [both forelimbs]”
“displacement of both cannon bones”
Inimitable was just two, and this was only his second race. Broke both front legs.

3 Comments

  1. GALLOPING SLEW…
    No horse should be forced into racing, but these despicable, sadistic people try to justify keeping horses locked up in stalls for 23 hours a day at a filthy, disgusting racetrack by adding the statement: “…horses returning from a layup are at higher risk for tibial fractures due to the potential insufficient adaptation of their skeletons to the expected performance.”
    There is no low that these despicable people will not stoop to; racing industry participants continue to prove themselves to be the lowest of the low.
    The logic of forcing horses to perform beyond their capacity can only lead to breakdowns is a no-brainer. To force a horse that was already injured and given a time to “heal” and then forced right back into the horrendous cruelty that caused the injuries requiring a layup in the first place is heartless and greedy. These horse-abusing, horse-killing, psychopathic, narcissistic, money-grubbing, power hungry, heartless heathens should all be locked up in a small space for the rest of their despicable lives.

  2. THESE HORSES R DOPED EVERY DAY OF THEIR POOR PATHETIC LIVES-DOPED TO TRAIN & MORE DOPE TO RACE-STOP THE DOPING & THE DEATHS WILL GO AWAY – THEY ARE DOPED TO GALLOP, THEY ARE DOPED TO GO TRAIN, MORE DOPE TO RACE, JOINTS “TAPPED” (
    BLOODY, DAMAGED, FRACTURE FILLED JOINT FLUID IS EXTRACTED FROM MANY OF THEIR JOINTS JUST A FEW DAYS OUT FROM A RACE, LEGAL MURDER, THEN NEW “FLUID” PAINKILLING STEROIDS ARE INJECTED INTO THE JOINTS, THEN MORE PAINKILLERS ARE GIVEN TO RACE – THE HORSES THEN ARE PUSHED PASSED THEIR BODIES CAPACITIES
    AS THE PAINKILLERS ALLOW THEM ORSESTO PUSH THEIR ALREADY BRED INTO THEM IS
    THEIR DESIRE TO RUN, & WIN T- EVERY RAINERS, EVERY VETERINARIAN, ( these scum even take oaths to “protect these animals ” from ALL HARM& LHTE STEWARDS, ARE KILLING MACHINES HM URDERING MONSTERS MKILLINGHP OOR HELPLESS ANIMALS ALL DAY EVERY DAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY – LEGAL MURDER OF THE INNOCENT, STOP THE DRUGS – THEY MUST BE FORCED TGSTOP DOPING – ZERO DRUG TOLERANCE INSTHE ONLY WAY TO STOP THE DEATHS
    https://horseracingwrongs.org/2022/01/24/more-from-california-the-cause-of-death-in-this-animal-was-exsanguination-2-year-old-breaks-both-front-legs/

    • The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority was formed to DUPE the public and to DOPE the horses; in other words, to continue doing “business as usual” for the most part. The leading stakeholders in horseracing evidently have too much power and too much money to be forced to stop doping. It would be nice though. Horseracing itself is inhumane treatment of horses and needs to be voted against and legislated out of existence as we know it.

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