Horse Euthanized At Santa Anita Just 2 Days Into Racing Season

Horse Euthanized At Santa Anita Just 2 Days Into Racing Season

Photo: Jae Hong (AP)

Just two days into Santa Anita’s horse racing season, a 3-year-old colt named Emtech had actually to be euthanized after suffering two broken front forelimbs throughout the eighth race of the day on Saturday, track officials told < a data-ga="[["Embedded Url","External link","",{"metric25":1}]] href= " 5576012/ "> KABC. Emtech’s jockey, two-time Kentucky Derby winner Mario Gutierrez, was tossed off of the colt and but did not suffer any injuries, though he was taken away by ambulance, according to < a data-ga=" [["Embedded Url","External link","",{"metric25":1}]] href=" another-horse-euthanized-after-breaking-legs-at-santa-anita-park-in-arcadia/" > KTLA. While it was the first racing-related horse death of the brand-new season, the colt is the 32 nd horse to pass away in Santa Anita since last December.

Dr. Dionne Benson, Chief Vet for The Stronach Group, provided the following< a data-ga="[["Embedded Url","External link","",{"metric25":1}]] href="" > declaration:

” As is protocol at Santa Anita, we will open an immediate inquiry into what elements might have added to Emtech’s injury. Santa Anita will work closely with the California Horse Racing Board and will continue to brief our stakeholders and all of our constituents, including the general public, as more facts been available in.”

Trainers and medical personnel quickly made their way onto the track to put the green camping tent up and shield the suffering animal from the crowd, as it was not able to support its own weight.

Santa Anita had actually gone all of 11 days without a horse passing away there; a 4-year-old gelding called Zeke < a data-ga ="[["Embedded Url","Internal link","",{"metric25":1}]] href=" - 1838222840" > had actually to be put down earlier this month after breaking its hips. The track is set up to the Breeders’ Cup world champions in November.

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