According to the CHRB, Echosmith was killed while training at Santa Anita yesterday. He was three years old and had been put to the whip 12 times.
Parenthetically, Echo was raced and trained multiple times at Del Mar this summer. Point is, while Del Mar celebrates no racing deaths during its just-concluded meet (though there were four training/stall deaths), it’s worth remembering that the great majority of horses who suffer fatal breakdowns have some sort of lesion or compromise at the breakdown site. So it’s conceivable that Echo was injured at Del Mar prior to dying at Santa Anita. This is why we shouldn’t get in the weeds on track-by-track death totals. Horseracing, because the horses are ever being shuffled around, should be viewed as a single entity. A death at one is a death for all.