A horse died Tuesday while training at Los Alamitos Race Course.
Nomadess was a 3-year-old filly who had six races and one first-place finish to her credit.
“Nomadess was being walked to the barn after training when she experienced a sudden death. A postmortem examination is pending,” said Mike Marten, public information officer with the California Horse Racing Board.
Los Alamitos officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Nomadess was owned by Edward C. Allred and trained by Scott Willoughby, according to the industry website Equibase.
She is the fourth horse to die while training at Los Alamitos since the CHRB granted the track a one-year license to continue conducting quarter horse racing in January.
Los Alamitos was briefly placed on probation by the CHRB on July 10, 2020 due to a spate of racehorse deaths. At that time at least 20 horses had died at the track in 2020 after suffering racing or training injuries, and another 10 had succumbed to gastrointestinal and other types of illnesses.
The Cypress track will reopen to fans for live nighttime racing starting on April 2, as restrictions on live attendance at sporting events are eased amid the state’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Fans will be able to access the Vessels Club and mezzanine patio and terrace plus outdoor grandstand apron areas. Indoor wagering and seating facilities will remain closed until further notice.
Fans can get reservations by calling 714-820-2681.