Forgot the Rose — a 2-year-old filly — died after injuring herself during a race at Los Alamitos Race Track last weekend, officials said Tuesday.
The horse was hurt during Sunday night’s third race — a 400-yard race for quarter horses — necessitating euthanasia, Mike Marten, a spokesman for the California Horse Racing Board, confirmed to City News Service.
Forgot the Rose had five starts in her career, two first-place finishes and $11,735 in career earnings, according to Equibase.com.
No further information about the injury was released.
The death came just one day after Satchel Paige, a 3-year-old gelding, was euthanized after breaking his left front ankle in a race at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia — the 34th horse death at that track since Dec. 26.
The issue of racehorse deaths has come under increasing scrutiny this year. Members of Horse Racing Wrongs — a New York-based group that advocates for a nationwide ban on the sport — have been a regular presence outside Los Alamitos and Santa Anita this year.
Track workers and industry supporters, meanwhile, have said shutting down the sport would lead to thousands of job losses.
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