A 2-year-old colt died today after sustaining a training injury at Los Alamitos racetrack, the third racehorse death in five days at the Cypress track.
“See You At Front suffered an injury while galloping this morning (March 23), requiring euthanasia,” Mike Marten, public information officer for the California Horse Racing Board, told the City News Service.
See You At Front had not yet run.
He is the fifth horse to die at Los Alamitos this year and the fourth this month.
Stolen Lives was injured in Sunday night’s ninth race and later died after finishing the race in last place, according to CHRB. He was 5 years old and had 20 career starts — all at Los Alamitos — and three first-place finishes.
His death came a day after 3-year-old filly Fastidious suffered a fatal injury before the wire in Saturday night’s seventh race at Los Alamitos.
Fastidious was owned by Ed Allred, who also owns the Los Alamitos Racetrack. She’s had three starts in her career, including Saturday’s race — all at Los Alamitos — including two third-place finishes.
Ballet Royalty, 6-year-old mare, died suddenly after a race on March 12.
Big Fabuloso, a 4-year-old gelding, died from an injury while racing on Jan. 8.
Los Alamitos officials did not respond to a request for comment on either of the deaths.
Eleven horses died from racing or training injuries at Los Alamitos in 2021, and the track was briefly placed on probation by the CHRB in July 2020 due to a new wave of racehorse deaths. At that time, at least 20 horses had died on the track in 2020 after sustaining racing or training injuries.