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SportSanta Anita track to stay open despite more deaths

20:40  10 june  2019
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Another horse dies at Santa Anita; 26 thoroughbreds have died at the track since Dec. 26

Another horse dies at Santa Anita; 26 thoroughbreds have died at the track since Dec. 26 A third horse has died in nine days at Santa Anita when Kochees could not be saved by surgery on Sunday morning after sustaining an injury Saturday during the sixth race. 

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Santa Anita Park has rejected a request from the California Horse Racing Board to cancel the remainder of its season, following the deaths of 29 horses at the track since December 26. There are six days of racing left in the season, the Los Angeles Times reports, but management at the track

Santa Anita track to stay open despite more deaths© Mark RALSTON Owners of the Santa Anita racetrack have rejected calls to suspend racing after two more horse fatalities at the course The owners of Santa Anita racetrack rejected calls to suspend horse racing at the course on Monday as the equine death toll at the facility rose to 29 after two more fatalities.

A statement from the Stronach Group said the track would remain open for the final seven days of the season, dismissing a call from the California Horse Racing Board to shutter the course after the latest deaths.

On Saturday, gelding Formal Dude was euthanised after suffering a serious injury while on Sunday three-year-old Truffalino collapsed after suffering an apparent heart attack as a heatwave baked the course.

2nd horse in 2 days, 29th overall, dies at Santa Anita

2nd horse in 2 days, 29th overall, dies at Santa Anita A second horse in two days and 29th overall has died at Santa Anita, where management has chosen to continue racing for the rest of the current meet. 

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Santa Anita will continue racing through the end of the current meet on June 23, despite objections from animal rights activists who urged Winds. Open settings. "How many more horses will have to die on your watch before you realize Santa Anita is not safe for horses?" said Kiersten Cluster, who

The Stronach statement said the track would remain open as the racing industry continued to implement new safety measures which they claimed had been effective since their introduction earlier this year.

"We are collectively working on behalf of everyone in the sport–grooms, hot walkers, jockeys, exercise riders, starters, trainers, owners, track managers and every horse wearing a bridle and a saddle–to reform and improve racing every day," the Stronach statement said.

"After extensive consultation among all partners, Santa Anita Park will stay open through the end of its meet to see these reforms through."

The statement, which was released with the support of the Thoroughbred Owners of California and California Thoroughbred Trainers associations, said safety reforms had led to a 50% drop in racing injuries and an 84% dip in training injuries since their introduction.

Santa Anita: Why California can't just close race track

Santa Anita: Why California can't just close race track Two more horses died over the weekend at Santa Anita Park in California, bringing the total number of horses to be euthanized there since the start of the racing season in late December to 29. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Why doesn't California just close the famed racetrack down? It's not that easy.

Southern California’s Santa Anita racetrack denied a request on Sunday to close for the remainder of its season, despite the deaths of 29 horses since late December. The racetrack in Arcadia denied the request, which came amid the death of two more horses this weekend.

Santa Anita averaged more than 55 horse deaths per year from 2008-18, according to data from the California Horse Racing Board — a total of 553 The recent spike of deaths at Santa Anita was not discussed at the CHRB’s most recent meeting last Thursday, which was held at Santa Anita , Marten

"To be clear, there are no acceptable losses, and every day we work toward ending all serious injuries," the statement said.

"But the reality is that our improvements and changes have been effective."

Animal rights groups have led calls for Santa Anita's closure, with some arguing that the unusually high death toll demanded an outright ban of horse racing.

"Santa Anita averages 50 dead horses a year. It is business as usual," said Heather Wilson, an advocate for Horseracing Wrongs, a New York- based nonprofit that is working to eradicate horse racing in the US.

"The general public must understand that horse racing kills horses at every single track. This is not isolated to Santa Anita."

The Los Angeles Times last month added its voice for Santa Anita to be closed for the remainder of the racing season.

"At the end of the day, there may be no good explanation for the surge in deaths at Santa Anita," the paper wrote in an editorial.

"It may simply be a stomach-churning cost of doing business. The question that looms for all racetrack and horse owners is, how much death is the public willing to tolerate as 'normal'?"

The unusually high number of fatalities at Santa Anita, which is due to host the Breeders' Cup in November, has baffled investigators.

Track safety experts who studied the dirt surface in March were unable to pinpoint a cause, although some have blamed it on the record rainfall that doused California in recent months.

Santa Anita season ends after 30 horse deaths, trainer ban.
Santa Anita's troubled racing season has come to a close after the deaths of 30 horses at the Southern California track rattled the industry and led to Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer being banned when four of his horses were among the casualties. There were no incidents during morning training hours or in the 10 races Sunday. About 20 protesters briefly toted signs outside an entrance to the track, calling attention to the deaths and condemning the sport.

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