The last few necropsies from California in 2021.
Major Cabbie, Oct 23, Santa Anita R
“[Multiple] comminuted fractures; [multiple] severe, complete ruptures. Additional findings include severe and chronic medial suspensory branch desmitis in the right forelimb and palmar osteochondral disease of the medial condyle of left cannon bone.” Major Cabbie was six years old – the age of maturity for the typical horse.
Star of Africa, Oct 31, Santa Anita T
“Sudden death while galloping on training track – cause undetermined.” Also: “focally extensive gastric ulceration/erosions.” Star of Africa was four years old.
Restiany, Nov 25, Santa Anita T
“Catastrophic right humeral fracture with ruptures of [multiple] muscles and severe hemorrhage.” Also: “severe ulceration of gastric mucosa.” Restiany was four years old.
Medina Spirit, Dec 6, Santa Anita T
“Sudden death while working. Cases of sudden death in racehorses are frustrating to deal with, and frequently remain unresolved, as in this case.” Also: “mild-to-moderate degenerative joint disease, fetlocks and elbows.” Medina Spirit was three years old.