Horse Health

2nd horse in 2 days, 29th overall, dies at Santa Anita

Source:  Associated Press

A “3-year-old filly died of a heart attack.”

FILE – In this March 5, 2019, file photo, a statue of Zenyatta stands in the paddock gardens area at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is supporting a state Senate bill that would give the California Horse Racing Board authority to quickly suspend a meet license to protect the health and safety of horses or riders. The announcement Thursday, May 30, 2019, comes amid deaths of 26 horses at Santa Anita since Dec. 26. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A second horse in two days and 29th overall has died at Santa Anita, where management has chosen to continue racing for the rest of the current meet.

Truffalino collapsed in the final stages of the third race on turf Sunday. A track spokesman says the 3-year-old filly died of a heart attack.

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  1. This statement in the article pretty much sums up the feelings and actions of the owners of these and all race horses, “MANAGEMENT HAS CHOSEN TO CONTINUE RACING.”

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    • Yeah – and as always the “elephant in the room” is never addressed! The two reasons for these breakdowns & deaths – the fact that these horses are being bred back to the same lines – all for speed – not for strength, stamina or strong bones. Then putting BABIES into training before their physical structures have matured! Notice how no one ever mentions that in any of these articles? A heart attack at three? And there was no hint or warning of a problem? The last colt (here on this track) to be put down – fractured shoulder? BUT theres money to be made & far too many “race-goers” who love to watch the races!

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