ARCADIA (CNS) – Last Renegade, an unraced 2-year old colt, became the 13th racehorse to die in racing or training-related incidents at Santa Anita this season when he died in a training incident on Friday.
The horse, trained by Peter Eurton, died after what was termed an accident during training, according to information posted on the California Horse Racing Board’s website.
Mike Marten, public information officer for the board, told City News Service on Saturday that Last Renegade “threw his rider, ran loose, and went over the inside rail. He was ambulanced back to his barn where he was attended by his private veterinarian but died shortly thereafter.”
A necropsy is pending, Marten said.
Racing at the track was suspended March 27 in accordance with orders from the Los Angeles County Health Department because of the coronavirus outbreak. However, Santa Anita officials said Thursday that they have submitted a written proposal to resume live racing as soon as possible to the Los Angeles County Health Department and to County Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s office, and are expecting a response shortly.
Los Alamitos Race Track in Cypress is the only track in California still holding live races. Twelve horse have died there this year from race- related injuries.