ARCADIA, Calif. - A 2-year-old colt racing in the $80,150 Eddie Logan Stakes at Santa Anita was fatally injured Sunday, becoming the Southern California track’s first fatality since June.
Trained by Peter Miller, Ebeko was lagging the field when he injured his left front leg at the top of the stretch in the 1-mile turf race, throwing jockey Joel Rosario to the ground.
The colt was triaged on the turf course, but a statement from Santa Anita said veterinarians determined it was an unrecoverable injury. The colt was euthanized. Ebeko will undergo a mandatory necropsy at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine.
Rosario was examined by first aid staff and although he skipped the next race, he was approved to ride the rest of the day.
Ebeko had two wins in eight career starts and earnings of $122,930, according to Equibase.
It was the first racing fatality at Santa Anita since June 20. The track didn’t have any racing or training incidents during the fall meet and hasn’t had a fatality on the main dirt track during racing this year. The track’s winter-spring meet opened on Saturday.
The track located in Arcadia had 23 fatalities between Dec. 26, 2018, and March 31, 2019.