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USA 22nd horse since Christmas dies from injuries sustained at Santa Anita Park racetrack

00:25  15 march  2019
00:25  15 march  2019 Source:   nydailynews.com

Official: Santa Anita cancels racing after 21 horse deaths

Official: Santa Anita cancels racing after 21 horse deaths A track official says Santa Anita is canceling racing indefinitely to re-examine the dirt surface after the deaths of 21 horses in the last two months. Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of The Stronach Group, which owns Santa Anita, tells The Associated Press that officials feel confident in the track surface but want to be "very proactive" and do all the testing that needs to be done. Ritvo said Tuesday that racing won't be held this weekend, when two major races were scheduled: the San Felipe for 3-year-old Kentucky Derby hopefuls and the Santa Anita Handicap for older horses.

19 horses died at Santa Anita in past 2 months, rain suspected as a cause. Racetrack officials announced later Sunday that Thursday’s It was the first injury suffered by a horse at Santa Anita since the park re-opened Thursday after it was closed for two days of soil inspection last week.

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A 22nd horse since Christmas dies from injuries sustained at Santa Anita Park racetrack© Jae C. Hong / AP

A 3-year-old filly named Princess Lili B became the 22nd horse to die as a result of injuries sustained at the Santa Anita Park racetrack since Christmas.

The horse was euthanized Thursday morning after breaking both of her front legs in the final stretch of a half-mile run, according to Daily Racing Form.

Racing was suspended last week as track officials tried to figure out what had led to 21 horses being injures since the racing season kicked off on Dec. 26. The track reopened Monday — just three days before Princess Lili B came up lame at the end of an 8 a.m. practice run.

‘Something is drastically wrong’: After 21 horses die, Santa Anita Park shuts down racing

‘Something is drastically wrong’: After 21 horses die, Santa Anita Park shuts down racing Officials at Santa Anita Park announced events have been indefinitely postponed while they investigate the uptick in deaths at the race track.

Engineers at Santa Anita racetrack are continuing to test the facility’s main track to determine if inconsistencies in the dirt surface contributed to the death of 20 horses in the past two months. The 20th horse , a 4-year-old filly named Eskenforadrink, was euthanized Saturday after injuring its leg

Whether you're a fan of horse racing or not, when you read that the 21st horse recently died on a horse racing track , you pay attention. Wide Open Pets is currently following the story out of Santa Anita Park in California where the 21st horse died from injuries on the track. Lets Light the Way

“It's shaken everybody and I think it's shaken everybody in the industry,” a racetrack spokesman told ABC News last week when the horse death count reached 21.

The track was inspected for defects and a director of equine affairs was hired to look into the matter, according to Santa Anita Park representatives.

Santa Anita Park opened on Christmas Day 1934 and has hosted the prestigious Breeders Cup nine times. Legendary horses including Seabiscuit have raced on the suburban Los Angeles track, which is also where Shirley Temple filmed “The Story of Seabiscuit.”

Santa Anita set to resume racing on March 29.
Santa Anita plans to resume racing on March 29, pending approval of new safety and medication rules by the California Horse Racing Board.Racing has been suspended since March 5 at the track, where 22 horses have suffered fatal injuries since Dec. 26. Limited training is being allowed on the main dirt track while testing of the surface and new rules involving safety and medication are being worked out.The track, along with Golden Gate Fields in Northern California, and the Thoroughbred Owners of California reached agreement late Saturday to enact the most stringent medication rules in North America.

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