Through a FOIA request to the California Horse Racing Board, I have obtained the following details on some of that state’s kills this year.
My Panache, May 29, Golden Gate R
“Horse was coming to receiving barn and flipped: [multiple] skull fractures with traumatic brain injury, marked hemorrhage from left ear, both nostrils – bled out.” Also: “severe chronic ulcers with gastric bleeding.” My Panache was three years old.
Desert Fog, May 30, Golden Gate R
“Horse was behind the gate, reared up, fell, vanned to test barn, collapsed and died from exsanguination [she bled out].” Desert Fog was five years old.
Hong Kong Cowboy, May 30, Golden Gate R
“Catastrophic fetlock breakdown: [multiple] open fractures, [multiple] ligament/tendon ruptures.” Also: “severe osteochondral disease, both forelimbs; gastric ulcers.” Hong Kong Cowboy was seven years old.
Cool Acclaim, Jun 19, Sacramento T
“Catastrophic fetlock breakdown: [multiple] fractures, ligament rupture, severe hemorrhages.” Also: “stomach ulcers.” Cool Acclaim was three years old.