Del Mar recorded its second official kill yesterday. (I say “official” because I have a suspicion – just a suspicion, mind you – that given all its bad publicity the past couple years, Del Mar has changed the criteria for which horses are to be included in its Stewards Minutes’ “Deceased” count. Put another way, I find it hard to believe that almost three weeks in only two horses have died while racing or training at Del Mar or Del Mar-related training facilities.) On the chart, 3-year-old Marvelous Kaos was a “took-a-bad-step, pulled-up-in-distress, vanned off” in the 2nd; the Daily Racing Form confirms he was euthanized.
Also in California, two horses were killed (broken sesamoids) while training at Golden Gate for upcoming races at the California State Fair in Sacramento:
4-year-old Sunny Dee, July 23
4-year-old Cajun Cookin, July 30
This is horseracing.