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4th horse killed at Del Mar

Fox News reports:

DEL MAR, Calif. — A 3-year-old racehorse was euthanized after a training injury in Del Mar, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club confirmed Monday.

The 3-year-old filly, Bri Bri, suffered a serious pelvis injury, officials said. They did not immediately clarify when the injury occurred.

“Del Mar has implemented a series of safety and welfare reforms over the last several racing seasons, including the creation of an independent five-member panel to review all entries,” the club said in a statement.

Which means what exactly, we ask.

She was the 4th horse killed in during Del Mar’s summer season.

On July 29, a three-year old filly broke down during training after a leg injury. Two horses were killed July 18 in a freak accident when a two-year old threw his rider and collided head-on with a three-year old, also during a morning workout.

2 thoughts on “4th horse killed at Del Mar”

  1. We can’t see an answer, except put a complete end to it.

    Horse racing is clearly in a panic. Because of this they are being exposed for exactly what they are — cutthroats — by trying to find a solution they can sell that looks like a solution when in actuality it will allow them to police themselves and pretty much do exactly what they are doing now. They cannot win with this attitude.

    This approach is a death sentence to horse racing in the U.S. and we can’t say we are sad about that. The tragedy is the suffering and death of the horses while all of this unfolds. It will die, one way or the other. Unless the miraculous happens, which we don’t even know what that would look like now.


  2. These inexcusable deaths are a constant in the horseracing industry.

    Safety and welfare reforms?
    So-called “independent” panel to review all entries?
    “review all entries” I wonder what that would entail?
    I hate to think.

    None of their alleged efforts to stop these magnificent horses from breaking down and dying has worked and as if it would, when NOTHING has been done about what these horses experience and endure in the industry, their real life –

    racing with pre-existing injuries
    racing when sore and tired
    pushed beyond their natural limitations when racing
    being ridden like dodgem cars
    And of course the UNETHICAL vets that the racing industry unashamedly employs

    Utterly shameful.

    These poor horses!

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