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‘Black Lives Matter’, the racehorse that captured national attention, dies mysteriously: reports

“Black Lives Matter,” the racehorse who garnered national attention for his demonstrative nickname, has died, according to his owners. The Hatley family, who became the first black family to race quarter horses in Texas, have revealed their foal mysteriously died following a routine veterinary procedure.

The horse was admitted to an equestrian veterinary clinic in Texas last week, but when the Hatleys arrived to pick up their award-winning pet, he was found unconscious and immobile in a stall.

“We took our one hour BLM horse for a VET for a short and simple procedure that will collect sperm for future breeding and also castrate him so he can function without overactive hormones and have better success while racing” , explained Keeundra Hatley. -Smith in an Instagram post.

She continued, “We left him healthy! But when we came back for him, he didn’t answer.

Hatley-Smith added that there were cameras in the horse’s accommodation, but he was told they weren’t working.

The horse first gained national recognition in January after winning its first race at Louisiana Downs. “BLM” last raced April 30 and won its final race at the Sam Houston Derby, where the Hatleys won a $15,000 purse.

The horse was originally named “Return Ivory” when the family purchased him in 2020. The body was sent for an autopsy, but the results are not yet known.

“There is no evidence of postoperative care and documentation. We are so hurt! said Hatley-Smith. “We need answers and we want justice!

She speculated that the horse’s death could have been racist.

“This is proof that black people AND THEIR PETS are neglected in all aspects of medical fields,” Hatley-Smith concluded. “My kids loved him and knew exactly what his name stood for. Now let’s go!”