LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Mare G Q Covergirl was euthanized on Friday after she injured her two entrance legs whereas operating on the coaching observe at Santa Anita Park, bringing the dying toll on the venue to 35 since Dec. 26.
G Q Covergirl earned $200,730 in her 16 begins, which included six first-place finishes, and was educated by Philip D’Amato till June when she was claimed by two-time Kentucky Derby winner Doug O’Neill.
Her dying comes one week earlier than the famed Southern California racetrack situated outdoors Los Angeles is ready to carry the Breeders’ Cup world championships.
“If horse racing ever wanted a 3 strikes rule, it’s now. Coach Phil D’Amato’s coaching and medicine data have to be investigated and launched to the general public and the horses nonetheless in his barn ought to be totally examined,” animal rights group PETA stated in a press release.
“D’Amato additionally educated Satchel Paige, who died on October 19, and Formal Dude, who died on June eight.”
D’Amato didn’t reply to a request for remark.
Santa Anita Park has been below scrutiny over its alarmingly excessive fatality fee.
Racing on the observe was cancelled for greater than three weeks in March following a collection of fatalities.
Santa Anita employed a marketing consultant to guide a research of the observe floor and the California Horse Racing Board additionally investigated, however the reason for the spike in fatalities stays unknown.
Federal laws has been launched aimed toward curbing using race-day drugs within the sport.
Some $22 million in prize cash will probably be up for grabs on the two-day Breeders’ Cup assembly on Nov. 1-2.
Modifying by Stephen Coates/Amlan Chakraborty