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YOU BET THEY DIE: Santa Anita Park has second horse death this Fall, 34th since December

Santa Anita Park was closed for evaluation in March after more than 20 horses died in the span of three months. Analysis of five years of data from California's three busiest parks show Santa Anita has been the deadliest.

ERIC LEVINSON: ‘A horse racing at California’s Santa Anita Park on Saturday broke his left front ankle and was euthanized by doctors — the 34th horse death at the famed track since December. Satchel Paige, a 3-year-old gelding, was pulled up at the 3/8th pole of the race and transported in an equine ambulance, according to track owners The Stronach Group. Led by Dr. Dana Stead, veterinarians decided to euthanize the horse after determining he had an open fracture of his left front ankle…

Dr. Dionne Benson, Chief Veterinarian for The Stronach Group, said the horse will undergo a necropsy at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine on behalf of the California Horse Racing Board, as is mandatory for all on-track accidents… Analysis of five years of data from California’s three busiest parks show Santa Anita has been the deadliest. Santa Anita Park closed for evaluation in March after more than 20 horses died in the span of three months…

Over the summer, the California Horse Racing Board also began investigating trainers to see if they played any role in the string of horse deaths at the park. The board had experts examine the remains of the dead horses for clues and worked with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, which launched an inquiry into “whether unlawful conduct or conditions affected the welfare and safety of horses”.’  SOURCE…

 

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