Another horse death was confirmed at Los Alamitos Race Course Monday.
The latest death was a 3-year-old gelding named Secret Monday evening, who ran in the fifth race at the track Saturday night. The California Horse Racing Board’s website lists the death as racing-related, but details on how the death occurred were not immediately available.
More than 20 horses have died at the track since the beginning of the year.
The track was placed on probation by state regulators in July in response to the spate of horse deaths, essentially putting the facility at risk of having its racing permits suspended. The CHRB later signed off on a plan aimed at bolstering safety and equine-oversight at the facility.
The plan included adding another veterinarian to be a “roving observer of horses in training, while entering, exiting, or on the track,” as well as a “security steward” who oversees veterinary and barn practices.
The new plan also included an “entry review panel” of experts who have the authority to scratch horses for races.