Another racehorse died Saturday at Santa Anita Park, making it the second horse to be euthanized at the park in two days.
The 5-year-old gelding, Uncontainable, was “humanely euthanized” after suffering a fractured right front ankle, according to an incident alert on the race track’s website.
Another horse, a 6-year-old gelding named Harliss, was also euthanized Friday after fracturing his right front ankle during a race, bringing the total number of horse deaths to 41 since December 2018.
They marked the 2nd and 3rd deaths during the course’s most recent race meeting.
The season opened late last month with the news of the death of the 3-year-old gelding Truest Reward who sustained a life threatening injury while training.
So where are all the politicians, lawmakers and race regulators now? There was much weeping and gnashing of teeth. Now there is just silence.
Perhaps California racing realizes they are fresh out of excuses, and there is nothing left to say.