Dead Racehorses in California, May:

First Sicilian, May 1, Golden Gate, “horse suffering from colitis and started to founder – deceased” (3-year-old most recently raced in a “maiden claiming” March 16)

unidentified, May 1, Golden Gate, “colic – deceased”

Classic Ruler, May 4, Santa Anita, race 5, “DNF – euthanized”

unidentified, May 1-May 7, Santa Anita

Expensive Pens, May 10, Golden Gate, “pleuropneumonia – deceased” (no mention of euthanasia)

Peppered Pro, May 14, Golden Gate, “deceased in stall – history of colic and diagnosis was possible ruptured stomach or enlarged colon” (9-year-old, raced 64 times – most recently in February)

unidentified, May 8-May 14, Santa Anita

Olympic Royale, May 20, Los Alamitos, race 4, “appeared to go wrong…humanely euthanized”

unidentified, May 15-May 21, Santa Anita

Sudden Sam, May 26, Santa Anita, race 7, “went wrong, fell”

Letithappen, May 27, Golden Gate, race 7, “went wrong…pulled up…vanned off…euthanized off the track”

unidentified, May 22-May 28, Santa Anita

unidentified, May 22-May 28, Santa Anita

Calli Way, May 29, Santa Anita, race 8, “went wrong – euthanized”

Stormin Tina, May 29, Santa Anita, race 9, “went wrong – euthanized”

(source: California Horse Racing Board)

Dead Racehorses in California, April:

unidentified, week March 27-April 2, Santa Anita
unidentified, week April 3-April 9, Santa Anita
unidentified, week April 3-April 9, Santa Anita
unidentified, week April 3-April 9, Santa Anita
unidentified, week April 17-April 23, Santa Anita
unidentified, week April 17-April 23, Santa Anita
unidentified, week April 24-April 30, Santa Anita
unidentified, week April 24-April 30, Santa Anita

Saturday Command, April 8, Golden Gate, race 3, “injured at the 1/2…euthanized at the scene”

Gold Vapor, April 12, Golden Gate, “acute colic…euthanized”

(source: California Horse Racing Board)

Dead Racehorses in California, March:

Royal Riddle, March 1, Golden Gate, “flipped on pavement in the barn area and hit her head…pronounced dead before [vet] arrived at the scene”

Tattenham, March 4, Santa Anita, race 4, “euthanized”

unidentified, week March 1-March 5, Santa Anita

unidentified, week March 1-March 5, Santa Anita

unidentified, week March 1-March 5, Santa Anita

unidentified, March 8, Golden Gate, “…horse collapsed while jogging on the main track during training hours and pronounced dead by attending track vet”

Rhett’s Image, March 10, Golden gate, race 7, “following the running of the seventh #4 Rhett’s Image was injured and fell, pulling up…track vet reported the severity of the injuries and euthanized the five year old gelding on the track”

Nowalking, March 11, Santa Anita, race 8, “pulled up, vanned off, euthanized”

unidentified, week March 6-March 12, Santa Anita

Initiative, March 12, Los Alamitos, race 2, “after the finish of the second race, the winner #6 INITIATIVE pulled up on the backside and was vanned off, euthanized”

Keihl Crissia, March 16, Golden Gate, race 4, “was injured after crossing the finish line, was transported by horse ambulance and euthanized”

A Toast To You, March 18, Golden Gate, “had been fighting an illness but the illness worsened and the horse had to be euthanized”

King’s Palace, March 18, Golden Gate, race 1, “went wrong and fell…suffered a catastrophic injury to the right front and was euthanized at the scene”

Solar Zone, March 18, Santa Anita, race 8

unidentified, week March 13-March 19, Santa Anita

unidentified “pony horse,” March 24, Golden Gate, “severe ringbone – euthanized”

unidentified, week March 20-March 26, Santa Anita

(source: California Horse Racing Board)