The following comes from the California Horse Racing Board.
Los Alamitos (Quarterhorse): “The weekly inspection was conducted on September 25. One equine death was reported this week due to racing injuries.”
Los Alamitos Fair (Thoroughbred): “Week of 9/19-9/25, Deceased: 6.”
While dead horses are sometimes identified in California stewards minutes, it (identifying) is not required by rule; in fact, my year-end FOIA requests for names are consistently rejected on the basis of confidentiality. So, these seven dead animals – at just one track, in just one week – will likely forever remain anonymous.