Dead Racehorses in California, March:

Royal Riddle, March 1, Golden Gate, “flipped on pavement in the barn area and hit her head…pronounced dead before [vet] arrived at the scene”

Tattenham, March 4, Santa Anita, race 4, “euthanized”

unidentified, week March 1-March 5, Santa Anita

unidentified, week March 1-March 5, Santa Anita

unidentified, week March 1-March 5, Santa Anita

unidentified, March 8, Golden Gate, “…horse collapsed while jogging on the main track during training hours and pronounced dead by attending track vet”

Rhett’s Image, March 10, Golden gate, race 7, “following the running of the seventh #4 Rhett’s Image was injured and fell, pulling up…track vet reported the severity of the injuries and euthanized the five year old gelding on the track”

Nowalking, March 11, Santa Anita, race 8, “pulled up, vanned off, euthanized”

unidentified, week March 6-March 12, Santa Anita

Initiative, March 12, Los Alamitos, race 2, “after the finish of the second race, the winner #6 INITIATIVE pulled up on the backside and was vanned off, euthanized”

Keihl Crissia, March 16, Golden Gate, race 4, “was injured after crossing the finish line, was transported by horse ambulance and euthanized”

A Toast To You, March 18, Golden Gate, “had been fighting an illness but the illness worsened and the horse had to be euthanized”

King’s Palace, March 18, Golden Gate, race 1, “went wrong and fell…suffered a catastrophic injury to the right front and was euthanized at the scene”

Solar Zone, March 18, Santa Anita, race 8

unidentified, week March 13-March 19, Santa Anita

unidentified “pony horse,” March 24, Golden Gate, “severe ringbone – euthanized”

unidentified, week March 20-March 26, Santa Anita

(source: California Horse Racing Board)

Last week in American horseracing (not including training and harness casualties).

“Broke Down” (racing-speak for dead); “Collapsed and Died”; “Euthanized”

Market Mayhem at Turf
Johannah Jo at Mahoning
Cyclic at Charles Town
Saturday Command at Golden Gate
Really Big Bird at Laurel
Brazilian Barbeque at Turf

“Vanned Off” – required ambulance to get off the track; many, if not most, of these horses will be on my year-end FOIA kill-reports

Streets of Miesque at Mahoning
Miracle Punch at Turf
Ack Ack Girl at Sunland
Y Ya Gottabedatway at Hawthorne
Utopian Flag at Aqueduct
Elate at Keeneland
This Town at Santa Anita
Peg’s Olympic Zoie at Tampa Bay
Quiet Easy at Fonner
Langtanz at Keeneland
Red Shelby at Santa Anita

“Bled”; “Returned Bleeding From Nostrils” – usually indicates pulmonary hemorrhage

Holiday Weekend at Mahoning
Daddys Blushing at Sam Houston (also “vanned off”)
Rosie’s Renegade at Turf (also “vanned off”)
Mr. Hamilton at Parx

(source: Equibase)