The California Horse Racing Board has disclosed the following deaths at Golden Gate:
3-year-old Ekatitude was euthanized four days after fracturing her shoulder in the 7th race on May 30. The filly was injured when, according to Equibase, she “tried to hurdle the rail.” She was being raced for just the 5th time. Her people: Frank Alvarado, Tim McCanna, Russell/Lois Bennett.
A day later, 6-year-old Lewkodonia was euthanized after breaking a leg in the 2nd race. The Stewards Minutes read: “LEWKODONIA, trained by Louis San Juan and ridden by Alejandro Gomez, was eased and dismounted at the 3/16 when the jockey felt the horse was in distress. Dr. Sporer diagnosed the mare unsound in the upper left hind at the scene and the horse was removed from the track in the horse ambulance. A later diagnosis at the Receiving Barn by the attending veterinarian stated the horse may have ruptured a femoral artery and was bleeding internally.”
This is horseracing.