ARCADIA– A 6-year-old gelding suffered what officials described as an untimely end on the training track, the 43rd fatality at Santa Anita Park considering that December 2018 and sixth considering that its winter/spring meeting started Dec. 28.
The cause of Dual Touch’s fatality Saturday is unidentified. Necropsy results are pending.
The fatality was the initial at Santa Anita given that Jan. 19, when the 4-year-old gelding Tikkun Olam was euthanized after a collision on the training track, the 3rd death in 3 days at the track.
Dual Touch competed 22 times, winning four races, finishing 2nd twice and also third as soon as, gaining $201,496. He ended up 4th in his final race, Jan. 26.