Santa Anita sees another death as Breeders' Cup looms
Santa Anita sees another death as Breeders' Cup loomsThe victim this time was a horse by the name of Satchel Paige, according to the Los Angeles Times. The favorite of the fifth race of the day, the horse was reportedly euthanized on the track after its jockey pulled him up when something happened to his left front leg. A mandatory necropsy is scheduled at the University of California-Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine.
Vino Rosso won Saturday's million Classic by 4¼ lengths at the Breeders ' Cup , where a long-shot horse was eased up in the stretch with a leg injury . Vino Rosso went off at 9-2 odds for trainer Todd Pletcher, who won his first Classic . McKinzie, the 5-2 favorite, finished second for trainer Bob Baffert.
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Vino Rosso has won the $6 million Classic by 4 1/4 lengths at the Breeders' Cup, where a long-shot horse was eased up in the stretch with a leg injury.
Mongolian Groom, a 15-1 shot, was part of the early pace in the 1 1/4-mile race that capped the two-day world championships at Santa Anita on Saturday night. But jockey Abel Cedillo appeared to pull up the 4-year-old gelding near the eighth-pole as the rest of the field charged toward the finish line.
Santa Anita has been the site of 36 horse deaths since December.
A green screen was rushed onto the track to block the view of Mongolian Groom, who was loaded onto a horse ambulance and taken away. An on-call veterinarian says he sustained a left hind leg injury, but there were no further details.
It was the only injury in the 14 Cup races.
Vino Rosso went off at 9-2 odds for trainer Todd Pletcher, who won his first Classic.
McKinzie, the 5-2 favorite, finished second for trainer Bob Baffert.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein renews call for racing to be suspended at Santa Anita Park after latest horse death .
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, citing the death of Mongolian Groom at Breeders' Cup, says 'it’s clear that not enough has changed.'“With continued racetrack deaths, it’s clear that not enough has changed, so I renew that call,’’ Feinstein said in a statement Monday.