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2-year-old horse dies after Los Alamitos race

CYPRESS — A 2-year-old gelding running in his first race has been euthanized after suffering an injury at Los Alamitos Race Course, officials confirmed Saturday.

Equilibrio was injured in Friday night’s fifth race at Los Alamitos. Mike Marten, public information officer for the California Horse Racing Board, confirmed his death to City News Service on Saturday.

Video of the race shows the horse pulling up well before the finish line with what appears to be a broken leg.

Attempts to reach Los Alamitos officials for more information were unsuccessful.

The horse was owned by Isla Vista Ranch Ss, Inc. and trained by Hector Magallanes, according to the industry website Equibase. His jockey Friday night was Oscar Andrade Jr.

Equilibrio is at least the 17th horse to die in racing or training-related injuries at the Cypress track this year.

The 2-year-old gelding Leggolas died June 18 in a training-related death.

Source: Orange County Register

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