PEEK IT UP, a 3-year-old quarter horse filly, died after suffering an injury in Saturday’s eighth race at Los Alamitos, becoming the 23rd horse to die in a racing or training injury at the Cypress track this year.
Video of the race shows the horse running fast on the outside when she appears to injure one or both front legs, slamming violently face-first into the turf. Her jockey was also injured after being thrown onto t the track.
The video replay of Saturday’s eighth race is missing from Los Alamitos’ website, even though replays are available for the other seven races run that night. A replay can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/450818760.
Saturday’s race was Peak It Up’s seventh start. She had one first-place finish.
In addition to the 23 racing and training deaths, at least 11 other racehorses have died from “other” causes at Los Alamitos Race Course in 2020, according to state records.
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Attempts to reach Los Alamitos officials for further information were unsuccessful.
Featured Image: Los Alamitos empty gate. Howard Lipin / San Diego Union-Tribune.