Edited Breeders’ Cup Release — The Breeders’ Cup issued this statement following the death of three year old Practical Move of an apparent heart attack while returning from a gallop Tuesday morning. ..
“Breeders’ Cup is saddened to report the loss of Practical Move after what is suspected to be
a cardiac event while returning from his gallop this morning at Santa Anita Park. His rider
was uninjured, and the horse was immediately tended to by veterinarians from the
California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), 1/ST Racing, and Breeders’ Cup.
“Every year, Breeders’ Cup works closely with its host track, state racing commission, and
the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) in the lead-up to the World
Championships to implement stringent safety and integrity protocols. These processes are in
place to protect the wellbeing of our human and equine athletes, and Breeders’ Cup is
committed to continuously improving the ecosystem of care surrounding every horse.”