Through a FOIA request to the California Horse Racing Board, I have obtained the following details on 4 of that state’s 64 kills last year (previous ones here).
Quirt, Nov 13, Del Mar S
“Horse had acute abdominal crisis, very painful: 360-degree rotation of the large colon with extensive hemorrhages and rupture of the right ventral.”
Dub Town, Nov 16, Golden Gate S
“Abdominal aortic rupture [with] aortic and intestinal hemorrhage – [horse] bled out.” Dub Town was six years old and had last been raced Oct 7.
Pistachio Princess, Nov 21, Los Alamitos T
“Thoroughbred was found dead in the stall – cause not definitively identified.” Also: “multiple stomach ulcers.” Pistachio Princess was four years old.
Cyclone Slew, Nov 25, Golden Gate R
“Catastrophic breakdown of left carpus: multiple severe fractures, [multiple] ligament/tendon ruptures, severe hemorrhage.” Also: “palmar osteochondral disease [both front limbs]; moderate-marked gastric ulcers.” Cyclone was four years old.