LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Mare G Q Covergirl was euthanized on Friday after she injured her two entrance legs whereas working on the coaching monitor at Santa Anita Park, bringing the loss of life toll on the venue to 35 since Dec. 26.
G Q Covergirl had earned $200,730 in her 16 begins, which included 6 first-place finishes, and was educated by D’Amato till June when she was claimed by two-time Kentucky Derby winner Doug O’Neill.
Her loss of life comes one week earlier than the famed Southern California racetrack is about to carry the Breeders’ Cup world championships.
Santa Anita Park has been underneath scrutiny over its alarmingly excessive fatality charge.
Racing on the monitor was cancelled for greater than three weeks in March following a sequence of fatalities.
Santa Anita employed a marketing consultant to guide a research of the monitor floor and the California Horse Racing Board additionally investigated, however the reason for the spike in fatalities stays unknown.
Federal laws has been launched geared toward curbing using race-day drugs within the sport.
Some $22 million in prize cash will likely be up for grabs on the two-day Breeders’ Cup assembly on Nov. 1-2.
Modifying by Stephen Coates