Death Reports, California

“Dropped Dead – Rupture of Stomach Wall”; “Severe Laminitis – Pedal Bone Pushed Through Sole”

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…

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“Colon Rupture”; “Acute Laminitis”; “Catastrophic Skull Fracture”; “Severe Spinal Cord Compression”

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 –…

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“Severe Spinal Hemorrhage”; “Artery Rupture With Exsanguination”; “Catastrophic Skull Fracture, Blood Coming From Ears” – More California Kills

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. Strengthinnumbers, Mar 24, Golden Gate R –…

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Three Dead 2-Year-Olds – Two From Sudden Death – for the Newly Minted Reformer Bob Baffert

The wildly successful Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert recently penned an op-ed in The Washington Post calling for passage of the (obviously oxymoronic) “Horseracing Integrity Act.” In it, Baffert claims “nothing is more important than the health and safety…

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“Flipped Over and Started Paddling All Legs, Bleeding Out Mouth/Nares” – More California Kills

Through a FOIA request to the California Horse Racing Board, I have confirmed the following deaths: Joy of the Saints, Jun 20, Pleasanton T “Flipped over…and started paddling all legs. Bleeding out mouth Presumed broken neck. Multiple acute, traumatic skull…

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“Bled Profusely From Ear”; “Spinal Cord Severed”; “Ruptured Stomach”; Tiz Willow 800 lbs at Death

Through a FOIA request to the California Horse Racing Board, I have confirmed the following deaths at that state’s tracks so far in 2019. (Please note: The Board redacted the names of the dead horses; any identifications below came via…

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