ARCADIA (CBSLA) — A 4-year-old gelding who fractured an ankle during a workout at Santa Anita Park is the fourth racehorse to die during the track’s winter/spring meeting.
Natural History fractured his left front ankle during a workout Saturday. He had 13 starts, two victories, and most recently finished third in a claiming race on Dec. 27.READ MORE: Report: Court Rules Vanessa Bryant Can Obtain Names Of LASD Deputies Accused Of Sharing Crash Site Photos
“Horse was transported for diagnostic examination and it was determined by the attending veterinarian to be an unrecoverable injury,” a statement on the track’s website said. The horse’s trainer was identified as Bob Hess Jr.READ MORE: Officials: 6 In Critical Condition After Stolen Vehicle Pursuit Ends In Multi-Vehicle Crash
Sixteen horses died in racing or raining-related incidents during Santa Anita’s 2019-20 winter/spring meet, which ended June 21, 2020. There were no horse deaths or injuries during the track’s autumn meet, which ended on Oct. 25.MORE NEWS: Authorities Find Silvia Ochoa De Hernandez, Woman Who Went Missing In South Gate
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