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.

unidentified 2-year-old, Sep 9, Los Alamitos S – “horse collapsed – ulcerative colitis”

unidentified 2-year-old, Sep 10, Los Alamitos S – “colic, acute renal failure”

unidentified 1-year-old, Oct 5, Los Alamitos S – “became violently [italics added] colicky”

Ky. Colonel, Oct 5, Santa Anita T – “collapsed – sudden death” (five years old)

unidentified 2-year-old, Oct 9, Los Alamitos S – “horse died [not euthanized] following a 9-day history of diarrhea”

unidentified 3-year-old, Oct 9, Los Alamitos S – “severe, chronic laminitis 2 months following small intestinal resection”

unidentified 3-year-old, Oct 14, Los Alamitos S – “neurologic disease”

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.

unidentified 2-year-old, Aug 7, Los Alamitos T (euthanized Sep 7) – “laminitis [after] slab fracture [that was] held in place by a screw”

unidentified 3-year-old, Aug 14, Los Alamitos S – “severe, chronic (10 days) colitis; laminitis with sloughed hoof”

Always Checking, Aug 17, Los Alamitos R – “locked up during race, fell, could not rise – catastrophic fractures of [multiple] vertebrae, massive hemorrhage, significant compression of spinal cord”

unidentified 3-year-old, Aug 24, Los Alamitos T – “worked yesterday, walked on walker this morning, came off and dropped dead – rupture of stomach wall”

unidentified 4-year-old, Aug 29, Los Alamitos S – “post-surgical severe laminitis; pedal bone pushed through sole”

Da One Two Special, Sep 1, Los Alamitos R – “open, comminuted, displaced fracture of radius; extensive pieces of bone missing”; “gastric ulcers”

Free Ricky, Sep 7, Los Alamitos R (euthanized Sep 8) – “[multiple] fractures, complete rupture of suspensory apparatus”

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.

Kochees, May 25, Santa Anita R (euthanized May 26) – “sesamoid fractures, suspensory rupture”

Current Times, May 27, Santa Anita S – “struck pole; severe, comminuted, displaced skull fracture – bleeding from nostrils and ears”

Derby River, Jun 5, Santa Anita T – “[shoulder] fracture, massive hemorrhage”

Formal Dude, Jun 8, Santa Anita R – “catastrophic pelvic fracture”

Truffalino, Jun 9, Santa Anita R – “horse collapsed, then expired” (three years old)

American Currency, Jun 22, Santa Anita T – “sesamoid fractures, suspensory rupture”

unidentified 3-year-old, Jul 11, Los Alamitos S – “temp of 105, signs of seizure – severe, chronic pleuropneumonia”

Cuervo Foose, Jul 20, Los Alamitos R – “[shoulder] fracture, severe hemorrhage”

unidentified 3-year-old, Aug 5, Del Mar S – “acute gastric rupture”

Bri Bri, Aug 12, Del Mar T – “pulled up lame – pelvic fracture”

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.

Henry, Jan 14, Santa Anita S – “horse had a volvulus of the colon, which produced a rupture of the organ with spill of colonic content into the abdominal cavity”

Ponchito, Jan 22, Santa Anita S – “gastrosplenic ligament perforation with entrapment and severe hemorrhages of small intestine”

Mongolian Hunter, Jan 28, Santa Anita S – “two-day colic”

unidentified 4-year-old, Feb 21, Los Alamitos T – “displaced, comminuted fracture; severe ligament rupture”

Cooney, Feb 22, Santa Anita R (euthanized Mar 3) – “acute laminitis both hind legs” (three years old)

Yes I’m Ready, Mar 17, Los Alamitos R – “[multiple] ruptures; MCIII bone completely perforated the skin; complete exposure of the distal third of cannon bone”

Rolling Shadow, Apr 4, Santa Anita S – “catastrophic skull fracture, massive hemorrhage – with blood coming out of both nostrils and right ear”

Thorny, Apr 6, Los Alamitos R – “catastrophic lumbar fracture, severe spinal cord compression”

unidentified 3-year-old, Apr 22, San Luis Rey T – “comminuted fracture, [multiple] ruptures”

unidentified 2-year-old, Apr 24, Los Alamitos T – “severe, multiple lacerations; hemorrhage”

Bos Dream, Apr 26, Los Alamitos R – “[multiple] fractures, extensive cartilage loss”

unidentified 3-year-old, May, Los Alamitos T (euthanized May 7) – “sesamoid fracture”

Hailey Rachele, May 17, Los Alamitos T – “[multiple] fractures and ruptures”

Commander Coil, May 17, Santa Anita T – “comminuted humeral fracture, massive hemorrhage”

Spectacular Music, May 19, Santa Anita R (euthanized May 20) – “catastrophic pelvic fracture, fractured vertebrae”; “a large number of adult worms [found in] cecum”

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.

unidentified 3-year-old, Oct 5, Golden Gate S – “severe pleuropneumonia”

unidentified 2-year-old, Oct 20, Golden Gate T – “sesamoids displaced and fractured, [multiple] ruptures”; “up to 90% of racehorses [have] gastric ulcers; factors that increase the likelihood of ulcers: stall confinement, stress, NSAIDs”

Wilhelmina’s Girl, Nov 1, Golden Gate R – “[multiple] fractures and ruptures”

Dramatic Ride, Nov 2, Golden Gate R – “catastrophic skull fracture, severe intracranial hemorrhage”; “severe ulcerations [in] stomach”

unidentified 4-year-old, Nov 7, Golden Gate T – “looked ataxic, fell over, died”

unidentified 2-year-old, Nov 20, Golden Gate T – “went over fence – massive [abdominal] hemorrhage, splenic tear”