Horse Dies After Race at Los Alamitos

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 A 3-year-old filly has died after suffering an injury during a race at Los Alamitos Race Course, state officials told City News Service today.

  ``The 3-year-old filly Fastidious pulled up before the wire in the seventh race Saturday at Los Alamitos. The injury required euthanasia,'' Mike Marten, public information officer for the California Horse Racing Board, told CNS.

Fastidious was owned by Ed Allred, who also owns Los Alamitos Race Course. She was trained by James Glenn Jr. and her jockey was Henry Reynoso Lopez. She had three starts in her career including Saturday's race -- all at Los Alamitos -- including two third-place finishes. Los Alamitos officials did not reply to a request for comment. Fastidious is the third horse to die at the Cypress track this year and the second this month, following the death of Ballet Royalty, 6-year-old mare who died suddenly after a race on March 12.

 Big Fabuloso, a 4-year-old gelding, died after suffering an injury while racing on Jan. 8. Eleven horses died from a racing or training injury at Los Alamitos in 2021, and the track was briefly placed on probation by the CHRB in July 2020 due to another spate of racehorse deaths. At that time at least 20 horses had died at the track in 2020 after suffering racing or training injuries.

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