3-Year-Old Killed at Los Alamitos; California at 24 Dead in 2020
An Animal Rights Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM HorseracingWrongs.org
March 2020

Thus far, 24 horses have been killed at California tracks in 2020 – this, after a nightmare 2019 and the supposed reforms and safety initiatives that came in its wake. In other words, they can’t stop the killing. And they know it.

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As I’ve oft written, having been at this for almost seven years, I have a pretty good feel for the individual styles of the various chartwriters at American tracks – as well as their default euphemisms for dead. At Los Alamitos, for example, the preferred dead-speak is “injured, vanned off.” Yesterday, that was the “note” given to Chickititas Favorite in the 5th. And sure enough, I have confirmed (CHRB), the 3-year-old is dead.

Thus far, 24 horses have been killed at California tracks in 2020 – this, after a nightmare 2019 and the supposed reforms and safety initiatives that came in its wake. In other words, they can’t stop the killing. And they know it.

  • Ruby Roundhouse, Jan 1, Los Alamitos S – “gastrointestinal”
  • Golden Birthday, Jan 1, Santa Anita R – “took a bad step” (broken leg)
  • Elegant Sundown, Jan 5, Golden Gate R – “catastrophic injury…euthanized in the van”
  • Jest Famous, Jan 7, Los Alamitos S – “gastrointestinal”
  • Buckstopper Kit, Jan 7, Santa Anita S
  • Eyell Be Back, Jan 10, Los Alamitos R (euthanized Jan 12) – “carpus”
  • Harliss, Jan 17, Santa Anita R – “fractured ankle”
  • Super Beauty, Jan 18, Golden Gate T – “gastrointestinal”
  • Uncontainable, Jan 18, Santa Anita R – “fractured ankle”
  • Katies Easy Moves, Jan 19, Los Alamitos R – “fetlock”
  • Tikkun Olam, Jan 19, Santa Anita T – “head-on collision”
  • Is It Over, Jan 21, Los Alamitos S – “gastrointestinal”
  • Cowboy Coffee, Jan 23, San Luis Rey S – “gastrointestinal” (trained Jan 20)
  • Data Hawk, Feb 7, Golden Gate S – “accident – skull”
  • Double Touch, Feb 8, Santa Anita T – “sudden death” (five years old)
  • Miss Romania, Feb 12, Santa Anita T – “fractured shoulder”
  • Unveiled, Feb 20, Santa Anita T – “fractured shoulder”
  • Radio Tim, Feb 21, Los Alamitos R – “fractured fetlock”
  • Street Machine, Feb 21, Los Alamitos R – “fractured fetlock”
  • A Lonna At the Top, Feb 26, Golden Gate T – “sudden death”
  • Thousand Oaks, Feb 29, Golden Gate S
  • Keck, Feb 29, Golden Gate T
  • Chosen Vessel, Feb 29, Santa Anita R – “fractured ankle”
  • Chickititas Favorite, Mar 8, Los Alamitos R

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