It’s sadenning to witness the demisal of the 33rd Horse, as it us who are utilizing animals for our purposes and it counts as animal cruelty and the death rate is only increasing to add up to it.
The trainer Richard Mandella reported that the incident occured on the racetrack was encountered with what was found to be a ‘heart-attack’ during one of their normal jogs on the training track and it is the thirty-third death since December 2018 on the Arcadia Racetrack.
The Horse was the five-year-old gelding named Ky. Colonel who was said to have five wins in 20 career starts. The demisal is something that has to be deeply thought about – Colonel lastly raced at Golden Gate Fields in Northern California.
The race was said to be resumed on Sunday. But the demise of the horse had taken everybody aback, Colonel’s death was the second at the Mandella’s Bran since December.
This incident has given rise to various protests and many regulations and management paradigms are being questioned now. The implementation of race-day medications for the thoroughbreds is demanded to be abolished.
In the response of this series of horse-deaths for the purpose of racing, government Gavin Newsome had signed a law in the month of June allowing an agency to monitor all the races in California and suspend the licenses – in order to protect the health and safety of horses and riders.
This very incident has awakened many people and the ongoing controversy is blamed for the significant drop in the track attendance. As of now, ‘Santa Anita’ park has announced the Breeder’s Cup to be held in the first week of November, and the fall season will conclude by November 3.