LAist names the 30 horses who died at Santa Anita since December

A lone horse canters on the dirt track at Santa Anita. USAToday.
A lonely young horse canters on the dirt track at Santa Anita. USAToday.

Cross-posted from LAist. Go here to see full story.

LAist writes:

To help you stay up to date, we’ve collected a list of all the horses that have died in the past four-and-a-half months at Santa Anita, and we’ve added any available information about the circumstances of those deaths.

  • Psychedelicat – Died on December 30, 2018 after racing on a dirt track.
  • Tank Team – Two-year-old, died on January 4, 2019 on a downhill turf course.
  • Unusual Angel – Two-year-old, died on January 4, 2019 on a downhill turf course.
  • Secret Street – Died on January 8, 2019 after training on a dirt track.
  • Derby Treasure – Three-year-old, died on January 11, 2019 after racing on a dirt track.
  • Noise Mandate – Died on January 18, 2019 after racing on a dirt track.
  • Amboseli – Six-year-old, died on January 20, 2019 after racing on a downhill turf course.
  • Last Promise Kept – Four-year-old, died on January 21, 2019 after racing on the turf.
  • Like Really Smart – Two-year-old, died on January 21, 2019 after racing on the dirt.
  • Dancing Harbor – Died on January 23, 2019 after training on the dirt.
  • Spitfire – Died on January 25, 2019 after training on a dirt track.
  • Kid Cantina – Three-year-old, fatally injured on her third birthday, February 2, 2019 after racing on the dirt.
  • Comegowithme – Died on February 6, 2019 after racing on the dirt.
  • Jager Time – Died on February 17, 2019 after training on the dirt.
  • Unusual Rider – Died on February 18, 2019 after training on the dirt.
  • Hot American – Three-year-old, died on February 22, 2019 after racing on a turf track.
  • Just Forget It – Four-year-old male, died on February 23, 2019 after training on the dirt.
  • Battle of Midway – Died on February 23, 2019 after suffering a fracture in his hind leg while training on the dirt.
  • Charmer John – Died on February 25, 2019 after training on the dirt.
  • Eskenforadrink – Two-year-old, died on March 3, 2019 after racing on a dirt track.
  • Lets Light the Way – Four-year-old filly, died on March 5, 2019 after suffering a shattered sesamoid, or a bone in the knee or the foot, while training on the dirt.
  • Princess Lili B – Died on March 14, 2019 after breaking both front legs while training on the dirt.
  • Arms Runner – Five-year-old, died on March 31, 2019 after suffering an injury to his right front leg and colliding with another horse while racing on turf.
  • Commander Coil – Three-year-old male, died on May 17, 2019 after suffering a shoulder injury while training on the dirt.
  • Spectacular Music – Three-year-old, died on May 19, 2019 after racing on the dirt.
  • Kochees – Nine-year-old, died on May 25, 2019 after racing on the dirt
  • Derby River – Two-year-old, died on June 5, 2019 after sustaining a fractured shoulderduring training.
  • Formal Dude – Four-year-old died June 8, 2019 after he fractured his pelvis during a race on the dirt track and was euthanized.
  • Truffalino – Three-year-old filly collapsed and died June 9, 2019, near the finish line of a race.
  • American Currency – Four-year-old gelding died June 22, 2019, euthanized after suffering a leg injury on the training track

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Princess Lili B dying on March 14, 2019 after breaking both front legs in the dirt at Santa Anita reminds us Eight Belles dying May 3, 2008 after breaking both front legs in the dirt at Churchill. Chilling. Heartbreaking. Unnecessary. Preventable.

May they rest in peace.

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Updated June 24, 2019

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2 thoughts on “LAist names the 30 horses who died at Santa Anita since December”

  1. Thank you so much for honoring the horses by disclosing their names. This means the world to us horse people that want major changes.

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