A 4-year-old gelding has been killed after suffering an injury while racing at Los Alamitos Race Course, state horse racing officials told City News Service Sunday.

Big Fabuloso — whose 15 career starts and two first-place finishes were all at Los Alamitos — required euthanasia after he was vanned off following the injury in Saturday’s sixth race, according to Mike Marten, spokesman for the California Horse Racing Board.

Big Fabuloso was owned by Denilson Solorzano and Juan Jose Solorzano. The horse was trained by Jose Hernandez Jr. and his jockey was Ruben Lozano.

Eleven horses died from a racing or training injury at the Cypress track in 2021, and the track was briefly placed on probation by the CHRB in July 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.

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