Santa Anita had its third horse death in nine days when a gelding pulled up during a race and was euthanized.

Twenty-six horses have died in racing or training at the Southern California track since Dec. 26.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Kochees sustained an injury to its left front leg in a 5 1/2-furlong race Saturday.

FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, A statue of Zenyatta stands in the paddock gardens area at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. A person with direct knowledge of the situation says a another horse has died at Santa Anita. Santa Anita had its third horse death in nine days when a gelding pulled up during a race and was later euthanized. Twenty-six horses have now died in racing or training at the Southern California track since Dec. 26. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
FILE – In this March 5, 2019, file photo, A statue of Zenyatta stands in the paddock gardens area at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Kochees was taken off the course with a splint. The newspaper says during surgery Sunday it was determined that the 9-year-old horse had lost blood flow to the leg and the decision was made to euthanize.

Santa Anita is scheduled to host the Breeders’ Cup Nov. 1-2. It’s considered the biggest two-day event in U.S. horse racing.

FILE - In this March 7, 2019, file photo, heavy clouds are seen over the San Gabriel Mountains at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Santa Anita had its third horse death in nine days when a gelding pulled up during a race and was later euthanized. Twenty-six horses have now died in racing or training at the Southern California track since Dec. 26. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
FILE – In this March 7, 2019, file photo, heavy clouds are seen over the San Gabriel Mountains at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Santa Anita had its third horse death in nine days when a gelding pulled up during a race and was later euthanized. Twenty-six horses have now died in racing or training at the Southern California track since Dec. 26. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
FILE - In this March 7, 2019, file photo, The home stretch race track is empty at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Santa Anita had its third horse death in nine days when a gelding pulled up during a race and was later euthanized. Twenty-six horses have now died in racing or training at the Southern California track since Dec. 26. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
FILE – In this March 7, 2019, file photo, The home stretch race track is empty at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Santa Anita had its third horse death in nine days when a gelding pulled up during a race and was later euthanized. Twenty-six horses have now died in racing or training at the Southern California track since Dec. 26. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)