Two Racehorses Die at Los Alamitos Over the Weekend

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CYPRESS (CNS) - Two horses died after suffering racing injuries at Los Alamitos Race Course over the weekend.

Stolen Lives was injured in Sunday night's ninth race and later died after finishing the race in last place, according to the California Horse Racing Board. He was 5 years old and had 20 career starts -- all at Los Alamitos -- and three first-place finishes.

He was owned by Vic3tory LLC, trained by Valentin Zamudio and his jockey was Armando Cervantes.

His death came one day after the 3-year-old filly Fastidious suffered a fatal injury at the Cypress track.

``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 CHRB, told City News Service.

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 about either death.

Stolen Lives is the fourth horse to die at the Cypress track this year and the third this month, following the deaths of Fastidious and 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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