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.

Speedcuber, May 7, Santa Anita R (euthanized May 9)
“Broke down in race: [multiple] complete fractures, [multiple] severe ruptures, massive hemorrhage.” Also: “cartilage loss, history of multiple intra-articular injections, history of bilateral fetlock surgery.” With these injuries, Speedcuber was made to suffer for two days before being euthanized. She was four years old.

Barraza, May 14, Santa Anita T
“Catastrophic breakdown: [multiple] open fractures, [multiple] ligaments and tendons ruptured.” Also: “severe biaxial osteochondral disease.” Barraza was four years old.

Untuckit, Jun 15, Los Alamitos S
“Four-year-old found dead in stall – cause undetermined.” Again, four years old.

Little Princess, Aug 16, Los Alamitos S
“Flipped, seizures, extensive hemorrhaging in skull, euthanized.” Also: “chronic ulcers.” Little Princess was just two years old.

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.

Royally Command, Apr 17, Santa Anita R
“Catastrophic breakdown: open, comminuted fracture; severe, complete ruptures.” Also: “osteochondral disease, both forelimbs; severe gastric ulceration.” Royally Command was four years old.

Pray for My Owner, May 13, Santa Anita R
“Horse collapsed during race near finish line, fell awkwardly, head bent back under body – sudden death.” Pray for My Owner was four years old.

Proof of Love, Jun 25, Cal Expo T
“Catastrophic breakdown: [multiple] fractures, [multiple] ligament/tendon tears, severe hemorrhages.” Also: “osteochondral disease.” Proof of Love was three years old.

Megameister, Jul 23, Sacramento R
“Suffered a catastrophic injury: [multiple] comminuted [six pieces, three pieces] fractures, ligament rupture, severe hemorrhages.” Megameister was five years old.

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.

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.

Magnolia, Apr 25, Santa Anita T
“Catastrophic humeral fracture – complete, displaced, comminuted; [multiple] ruptures; severe hemorrhage.” Also: had a “surgically-repaired fracture with screw fixation in Aug ’21.” Magnolia had just turned three.

Honey Doo, May 20, Golden Gate T
“Catastrophic tibial fracture, severe hemorrhage and tearing of musculature.” Also: “osteochondral disease.” Honey Doo was two years old and being prepped for her debut.

Urban Dance, May 27, Los Alamitos S
“Got loose on track, turned right, ran off down to barn area, ran head first into barn at full gallop: complete, displaced, comminuted fracture; [multiple] ruptures; massive hemorrhage.” Also: “gastric ulceration.” Urban Dance was three years old.

yet-to-be-named 2-year-old, May 31, Santa Anita T
“Was laid up for a tibia injury from May 14; got cast in stall overnight: tibial fracture, severe hemorrhage and tearing.” Also: “chronic ulceration.” Again, two years old.