08/15/2016 3:59PM

Horse dies after work, becomes 13th death of meet


DEL MAR, Calif. – The comebacking 4-year-old gelding Unusualy collapsed after completing a five-furlong workout Monday and perished, becoming the 13th equine fatality this summer at Del Mar either racing or training.

Unusualy appeared to collapse from an internal issue. As with all fatalities at California tracks, a necropsy will be performed.

Of the 13 fatalities, seven have occurred in workouts – all on dirt – and six in races. Of the six in races, two were on turf, four on dirt. Most were because of catastrophic fractures that necessitated that the horse be euthanized, though Unusualy is at least the second horse who collapsed from an apparent internal problem, such as to the heart or lungs.

According to the California Horse Racing Board, nine horses perished during the summer season last year either racing or training.

Miguel Gallegos More than 1 year ago
I wish New Mexico tracks published fatalities.  oh, I forgot, it's the trainers fault.
nick More than 1 year ago
Who needs a synthetic track? Let's go back to dirt and sacrifice out horses so we can host a Breeder's Cup or two .  .  .
Frank More than 1 year ago
DelMar is a death trap -- I would NEVER run, bet or even go to that track.

Those CA liberals destroy horses faster then anyone around the country.  They are butchers out there -- always been -- started by Lukas -- "The Butcher of Horse Racing"

Peter Murphy More than 1 year ago
13 in the space of barely two months? There's something amiss here. Four years ago here in NY the leadership of the NYRA was given their walking papers by our opportunistic governor when similar fatalities were occurring. The Del Mar situation can't go on like this.
Joel Firsching More than 1 year ago
Would you run your grade 1 horse in the pacific classic ?   Too many california grade 1 winners having problems.  Shared belief, smooth roller finally started working again, dortmund, melatonin, songbird and beholder.  50 furlongs worked in two months isnt good for regular lasix users.
genewashington1 More than 1 year ago
Does PETA and Hillary know about this ?
Tim More than 1 year ago
And idiot Trump would ban immigrants and then there would be no jockeys.
jon More than 1 year ago
ILLEGAL immigrants
Frank More than 1 year ago
Tim do you even know the meaning of ILLEGAL?  Cause you libtards take what Trump says and always drop the word most important word "ILLEGAL" in front of immigrants...spinning it!

You CA idiots needs to quit smoking dope all the time and learn something.
John More than 1 year ago
Great game but very sad and difficult to see or read of any horse losing its life