A horse has died after suffering a racing injury at Los Alamitos Race Course.
Steamy was a 3-year-old filly who had seven races and one first-place finish to her credit. She died on Tuesday, according to the California Horse Racing Board, which listed her death as racing-related, although her last race was April 30 at Los Alamitos.
Steamy finished last in the seven-horse field, although the race chart makes no mention of an injury.
Los Alamitos officials did not respond to a request for comment.
Steamy was bred and owned by Ed Allred, who also owns the Los Alamitos track. She was trained by Cesar DeAlba, according to the industry website Equibase.
Steamy is the first horse to die from a listed racing injury during the Cypress track’s current season, which began in December. However, five horse have died from training injuries at Los Alamitos this season.
The track 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.