The Killing Resumes at Santa Anita – 29th Death There Since December 30

You can’t hold your breath forever, Santa Anita. While things have been quiet on the death front there, it was only a matter of time before the killing resumed. Today, Commander Coil, three years old and being prepped for his first race, “broke down” during morning training, and, says the Los Angeles Times, was euthanized. He becomes the 29th dead racehorse at Santa Anita since December 30.

Psychedelicat, born Apr 17, 2014; killed racing at Santa Anita Dec 30, 2018
Tank Team, born Apr 5, 2016; killed racing at Santa Anita Jan 4, 2019
Unusual Angel, born Apr 19, 2016; killed racing at Santa Anita Jan 4, 2019
Secret Street, born Mar 21, 2016; killed training at Santa Anita Jan 8, 2019
Derby Treasure, born April 18, 2015; killed racing at Santa Anita Jan 11, 2019
Noise Mandate, born Mar 24, 2016; killed racing at Santa Anita Jan 18, 2019
Amboseli, born Feb 5, 2012; killed racing at Santa Anita Jan 20, 2019
Like Really Smart, born Mar 27, 2016; killed racing at Santa Anita Jan 21, 2019
Last Promise Kept, born May 9, 2014; killed racing at Santa Anita Jan 21, 2019
Dancing Harbor, born Feb 12, 2015; killed training at Santa Anita Jan 23, 2019
Spitfire, born Apr 17, 2012; killed training at Santa Anita Jan 25, 2019
Kid Cantina, born Feb 2, 2016; killed racing at Santa Anita Feb 2, 2019
Comegowithme, born Feb 22, 2016; killed racing at Santa Anita Feb 3, 2019
Jager Time, born Apr 20, 2015; killed training at Santa Anita Feb 17, 2019
Unusual Rider, born Apr 29, 2016; killed training at Santa Anita Feb 18, 2019
Hot American, born May 4, 2015; killed racing at Santa Anita Feb 22, 2019
Battle of Midway, born Jan 30, 2014; killed training at Santa Anita Feb 23, 2019
Just Forget It, born Jan 8, 2015; killed training at Santa Anita Feb 23, 2019
Charmer John, born Mar 31, 2016; killed training at Santa Anita Feb 24, 2019
Eskenforadrink, born Mar 8, 2015; killed racing at Santa Anita Mar 2, 2019
Lets Light the Way, born Mar 16, 2015; killed training at Santa Anita Mar 5, 2019
Princess Lili B, born Mar 11, 2016; killed training at Santa Anita Mar 14, 2019
Arms Runner, born Mar 27, 2014; killed racing at Santa Anita Mar 31, 2019
Commander Coil, born Mar 10, 2016; killed training at Santa Anita May 17, 2019
unidentified, Jan 14-Jan 20, died off-track at Santa Anita
unidentified, Jan 21-Jan 27, died off-track at Santa Anita
unidentified, Feb 25-Mar 3, died off-track at Santa Anita
unidentified, Feb 25-Mar 3, died off-track at Santa Anita
unidentified, Apr 1-Apr 7, died off-track at Santa Anita

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  1. I hate to read anything about Santa Anita race track because it is always about another killing spree. So today another poor horse is dead – a 3 year old not ready to race – not AT ALL but again you lose another horse because all of you SOB’s think you know so god damn much and in the end it is always the same – the horse losses his life to you bunch of abusers and horse killers. . This track needs to be shut down IMMEDIATELY AND FOREVER – nothing ever will change here in the positive sense until the CLOSED signs are plastered across the entrance. You are all a bunch of bastards who only care about the almighty dollar and never ever about the animal. What a shameful bunch of assholes you all are. A 3 year old that never even got to start to live his life – so incredibly shameful. You people are all just sickening.

  2. It’s time for California residents and all over America to shut this horror show down.
    Please submit a comment to their website:
    https://www.stronachgroup.com/
    Also, please submit a comment to the CHRB;
    http://www.chrb.ca.gov/

    The racehorse’s need our voices now more than ever and it’s going to get worse as the racehorses population dwindles.
    So sorry for all racehorses who suffered, were maimed, and killed on their tracks.
    Let’s not forget that The Stronach Group has made a deliberate effort to hide the truth or facts by 1. eliminating the whip in photo ops, 2. showing pics with no whip 3.not providing names of racehorses who die in conjunction with the CHRB it seems, 4. editing out the breakdowns on race replays and this is what we know.
    One can only imagine how they work behind the scenes in conjunction with politicians to rip-off taxpayers and divert billions in casino profits out of the hands of the community needs.
    This antiquated business model that is wholesale carnage of racehorses has got to go.

  3. Just horrible beyond words. When will this end for such beautiful animals, they should be protected from all of these tragedies!

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