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Sport Sen. Dianne Feinstein renews call for racing to be suspended at Santa Anita Park after latest horse death

14:25  05 november  2019
14:25  05 november  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Dianne Feinstein renews call for racing to be suspended at Santa Anita Park after latest horse U.S. Sen . Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), citing the death of a horse that was euthanized Saturday Since December, 37 horses have died at Santa Anita either while racing or while training at the

ARCADIA (CBSLA) — Sen . Dianne Feinstein is calling for racing to be suspended at Santa Anita Park after the deaths of 23 horses since late December. Nearly two dozen horses have died at the Arcadia racetrack, most recently on Sunday – just two days after Santa Anita Park reopened after a

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), citing the death of a horse that was euthanized Saturday after racing in the Breeders’ Cup, renewed her call for horse racing to be suspended at Santa Anita Park.

a group of people walking in front of a crowd: Track workers treat Mongolian Groom after the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park. The horse was later euthanized.© Mark J. Terrill, AP Track workers treat Mongolian Groom after the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park. The horse was later euthanized.

“With continued racetrack deaths, it’s clear that not enough has changed, so I renew that call,’’ Feinstein said in a statement Monday.

Since December, 37 horses have died at Santa Anita either while racing or while training at the racetrack.

“That’s simply unacceptable,’’ Feinstein said.

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Sen . Dianne Feinstein on Monday again called on Santa Anita Park to suspend horse racing after nearly 30 horses have died since December. Dianne Feinstein , D-Calif., said "something is seriously wrong" at Santa Anita Park , where 199 horses have died over the last four seasons.Alex

Dianne Feinstein wants races to stop after a thoroughbred named Kochees was put down Sunday, the 26th such death at the famous Southern California California's senior senator urged the drastic action after Kochees, a 9-year-old gelding, was euthanized Sunday, marking the third horse death in

On Saturday, Mongolian Groom suffered a broken leg during the homestretch of the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic and a team of veterinarians determined the horse could not be saved.

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Feinstein said she will work with California Gov. Gavin Newsom “to look at all options to protect racehorses and increase transparency at racetracks. If the horse racing industry is unwilling to treat these magnificent creatures humanely, it has no business operating in the United States.”

On Monday, Newsom called on the California Racing Board (CHRB) to take additional action after adding safety measures earlier in the year

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Dianne Feinstein called for all racing to be suspended at Santa Anita Park on Tuesday after a 23rd horse was fatally injured since Christmas at the "The death of a single horse is a tragedy, but as a lifelong lover of horses , I'm appalled that almost two dozen horses have died in just four months," the

(KTVU) - California Democratic Sen . Dianne Feinstein is calling on the California Horse Racing Board to suspend all racing at Santa Anita Park in Southern California until an investigation into the deaths of 23 horses in less than four months is complete. In a letter to horse racing board Chairman

"Gov. Newsom believes clearly more must be done if horse racing is to remain viable in California," spokesperson Jesse Melgar said in a statement. "Despite implementing new safety review standards – which are now proving to be a new national model – too many horses are getting injured or dying.

The Governor has requested recommendations from CHRB within 30 days for further potential regulatory or statutory changes to improve animal welfare."

Santa Anita’s fall meet ended Sunday and the winter meet will begin Dec. 26.

Before the two-day Breeders’ Cup, Feinstein wrote that the event would be a “critical test’’ for the future of horse racing.

“Despite increased scrutiny and additional measures that have been put in place, the horse racing industry was unable to make it through a single weekend without a critical injury and euthanized horse,’’ she said. “This problem is not unique to Santa Anita. More than 3,000 horses have died at California racetracks in the past two decades, and thousands more at racetracks throughout the country.

“Unfortunately, most states lack sufficient reporting requirements, so we may never know the exact numbers of horses that die nationwide as part of the horse racing industry. This is a gap that should be closed.’’

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Sen. Dianne Feinstein renews call for racing to be suspended at Santa Anita Park after latest horse death

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