The final batch of 2019 California kills, from my FOIA request to the CHRB.

unidentified 3-year-old, Nov 5, Los Alamitos T – “fracture, rupture, massive hemorrhage”

Ghost Street, Nov 10, Del Mar R – “[multiple] fractures and ruptures”; stomach: “multiple chronic ulcers” (three years old)

Prayer Warrior, Nov 10, Del Mar R – “compound, comminuted fracture; rupture”; stomach: “multiple chronic ulcers” (three years old)

Slewgoodtobetrue, Nov 17, Del Mar T – “the horse suddenly became weak in the hind leg, then wobbly, then went down and expired”

unidentified 5-year-old, Nov 17, Los Alamitos S – “severe colic”

Koa, Nov 30, Del Mar T – “catastrophic breakdown of left front fetlock”

unidentified 2-year-old, Dec 2, San Luis Rey S – “found dead in stall at 3 am – possible cardiac failure”

More 2019 California kills, from my FOIA request to the CHRB.

unidentified 3-year-old, Oct 17, Los Alamitos T – “fracture, rupture, massive hemorrhage

Satchel Paige, Oct 19, Santa Anita R – “[multiple] fractures and ruptures

Forgot the Rose, Oct 20, Los Alamitos R – “open, comminuted, complete, displaced knee fracture

G Q Covergirl, Oct 25, Santa Anita T – “[both front legs]: MCIII bone completely perforated the skin…complete exposure of cannon bone

Again, that’s “complete exposure of cannon bone” in both front legs. Imagine that.

unidentified 2-year-old, Aug 31, Los Alamitos T – “comminuted, complete, displaced slab fracture; given anti-inflammatories in hopes she could become a broodmare but became Grade 5 lame Oct 15, euthanized [ten days later]” – ten days later

unidentified 4-year-old, Oct 27, Los Alamitos T – “[multiple] fractures and ruptures

Mongolian Groom, Nov 2, Santa Anita R – “comminuted fracture, ligament rupture

Bye Bye Beautiful, Oct 27, Santa Anita R – “[multiple] fractures and ruptures; severe, extensive cartilage loss

Through a FOIA request to the California Horse Racing Board, I have obtained the following information regarding racehorses killed at California tracks in 2019. Due to the volume, I will be posting incrementally.

Valencia Jqm, Sep 15, Los Alamitos R (euthanized Sep 20) – “catastrophic sacral fracture, extensive hemorrhages, muscle tearing; [subsequent] colic”

Yes, this horse was made to suffer for five days with a broken back.

Contratto, Sep 22, Los Alamitos R – “started to wig out at 5/10 pole, ran into outside rail and flipped over it – [at least eight] pelvic and vertebral fractures, rupture of pelvic diaphragm and rectus abdominis muscle”; “severe gastric ulceration”; “severe [ringworm] infestation”

“Started to wig out.”

pelvic and vertebral fractures
rupture of pelvic diaphragm and rectus abdominis muscle
severe gastric ulceration
severe [ringworm] infestation

Shes a Famous Royal, Oct 12, Los Alamitos R – “lethal fall due to lumbar fracture – broke neck and upper and lower jaw, skull fractures; severely comminuted vertebrae, multiple [bone] fragments within spinal canal accompanied by massive hemorrhage and complete transection of the spinal cord”

broke neck and upper and lower jaw
skull fractures
multiple [bone] fragments within spinal canal
massive hemorrhage
complete transection of the spinal cord

Emtech, Sep 28, Santa Anita R – “catastrophic fetlock failure – [multiple] fractures and ruptures with displacement of the cannon bone through the lacerated skin”

The pictures, for this one, say it all…