horse deaths

‘Enough Horse Deaths’: LA Times Editorial Board Urges Santa Anita To Call Off Rest Of Meet

In a piece published Wednesday, the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times called for Santa Anita Park to cut short the current meet, in light of the 26 equine fatalities that have occurred in the last five months, the last three of which occurred in a span of nine days. The Times gives Santa […]

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Breeders’ Cup ‘Evaluating Contingency Plans’; Churchill ‘Could Host On Short Notice’

The 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships is scheduled to be held at Santa Anita Park, but the 23 deaths at the Southern California track could pressure the organization to change that location. President Craig Fravel remains committed to holding the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita, but told the Courier-Journal that he was “evaluating contingency plans.” The […]

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‘No Breakdowns’: New Rillito Equine Wellness Program Gets Positive Results

One of the first programs of its kind in the country, Rillito Race Track implemented an Equine Wellness Program during the 2019 Winter Meet. The program was a resounding success as there were no horse breakdowns during 96 races at the meet this year. “A couple years ago as Rillito was opening for the season […]

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Smarty Jones Winner Mourinho Euthanized After Training Incident, Says Baffert

Kentucky Derby contender Mourinho was euthanized Monday morning after suffering a severe sesamoid fracture in his front leg, trainer Bob Baffert told the Daily Racing Form. Baffert said the Super Saver colt was going easily in a breeze at Santa Anita and took a bad step. “Up and down, every day. It’s a shame,” he […]

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Pimlico Incidents: Homeboykris Collapses After Win, Centeno Hospitalized

It was a dark start to the day of racing at Pimlico. Homeboykris, a 9-year-old gelding, was victorious in the day’s first race, a starter allowance. After visiting the winner’s circle, reports indicate that he collapsed on the way back to the barn, suffering what appeared to be a heart attack, according to trainer Francis […]

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Horse Drowns In ‘Freak’ Accident At Delta Downs

A racemare walking back to her barn after schooling in the paddock Thursday night at Delta Downs got loose and drowned in a retention pond. Trainer Karl Broberg said his groom tried to save 7-year-old Cajun Chu Chu, but the groom also got stuck in the pond and had to be pulled to safety. “Cold […]

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Feed Contamination Possible in Case of South Carolina Horse Deaths

ADM Alliance Nutrition, an equine feed manufacturer, has been named in some news outlets and on social media as a potential connection to the death of three South Carolina horses and the sickening of another. Anne Kennedy, the farm owner of the barn where the horses resided, fed ADM Alliance 12 percent horse feed. Kennedy […]

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Black Caviar Brother ‘Jimmy’ Loses Battle With Laminitis

The record-setting half-brother to world champion Black Caviar was euthanized on humane grounds on Sunday following a months-long battle with the foot injury laminitis, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The 2-year-old known as “Jimmy” had received treatment from some of the top veterinary surgeons in the nation at the University of Melbourne Equine Centre at […]

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Blood-Horse Story on Death at Mountaineer Nominated for Bergstein Award

Team Valor International has nominated a Blood-Horse story on a faulty investigation into the death of a horse at Mountaineer Racetrack for the second annual Stan Bergstein Writing Award. Staff writer Frank Angst details the failure of racetrack and regulatory personnel to gather key evidence of what was deemed to be a “suspicious” death of […]

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California Post-Mortem Program Has Major Flaw

One year ago, horsemen in New York were facing a major crisis when state government and racing regulators demanded answers for the sudden increase in equine racing fatalities at Aqueduct racetrack. Gov. Andrew Cuomo formed a task force to study the issue, and their report was the foundation of some significant recommendations that were put […]

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