“Appeared Fine at 7:00 pm, Found Dead at 3:35 am”

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.

Merit Song, Feb 11, Santa Anita R
“Catastrophic fetlock breakdown with fractures of P1 and P2 bones and ligament rupture.” Also: “osteochondral disease [both hind legs].” Merit was two years old.

Midnight Vow, Apr 5, Santa Anita S
“Horse appeared fine in stall on April 4 at 7:00 pm…found dead in stall on April 5 at 3:35 am.” Midnight was just three years old.

Crazy Dreams, Apr 29, Golden Gate R
“[Multiple: at least five] open, complete, displaced fractures; [multiple] complete ligament ruptures; complete tendon rupture; rupture of fetlock joint capsule.” Also: “osteochondral disease [leg that broke], cartilage erosion [other front leg].” Crazy was three years old.

An Agent Mistake, May 4, Santa Anita S
“Horse entered to run on May 6; acute and severe colic in the afternoon, unresponsive to therapy; euthanized at surgery due to ruptured cecum and severe peritonitis.” An Agent was four years old.

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  1. The horse killing shit-show at Golden Gate Fields will be shut down once and for all at the end of 2023.
    The horse killing shit-show at Santa Anita Park needs to be shut down very soon. I’m hoping for 2024 to be the year that this horse killing s*** show at Santa Anita Park gets shut down once and for all.
    The level of abuse and brutality and neglect to/of horses for racing and wagering is outrageous and shocking.

    Imagine the level of incompetence to say that a young, underdeveloped three year old colt or filly looks “fine” at 7:00 p.m. and 8 hours and 35 minutes later is FOUND DEAD IN THE STALL. This is outrageous and shocking to anyone with a conscience, but it is business as usual to these morally depraved horse killing heathens.
    All of these people belong behind bars for a very long time. That includes all members of the California Horse Racing Board and all of the phony creeps that call themselves horsemen or horsewomen and abuse horses as a matter of routine on a daily basis.
    Shut down the shit show!

  2. Five -that’s five – displaced fractures. Plus other issues. A three year old. Unimaginable! Crazy Dreams … right, a crazy dream to race this poor baby. RIP young boy. Your suffering at the hands of vile filth is over. You were loved by some you never knew and who never knew you. We grieve for you and so many others.

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