A 5-year-old quarter horse was fatally injured during a race at Los Alamitos Race Course, the California Horse Racing Board confirmed Monday.
Chronie was fourth at the start of Saturday’s 870-yard race for 3-year-olds and up who had not won at the distance in 2020. He was bumped early, chased the field, was pulled up by jockey Henry Lopez and taken off the track in a van, then euthanized.
Chronie was the second equine fatality at Los Alamitos in April and 10th in 2020.
Los Alamitos remains open for racing during the coronavirus pandemic, but fans are prohibited from attending.