Horse racing: Santa Anita cancels racing after modern horse demise

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Santa Anita Park has canceled horse racing indefinitely after the latest in a sequence of horse fatalities at the renowned music. The song has now suffered 21 deaths for the reason that winter meet started on Dec. 26. Santa Anita additionally introduced on Tuesday that it has employed Dennis Moore, the former track superintendent, as a consultant to assist the lead study of the tune floor this is causing deaths. The California Horse Racing Board is likewise investigating the problem.

 

The announcement of suspension comes as the song turned into the set to host a massive racing weekend that featured the Santa Anita Handicap for older horses and the San Felipe Stakes for 3-12 months-antique Kentucky Derby hopefuls. Mick Peterson, a professional from the University of Kentucky on surfaces who changed into brought in the closing week to have a look at the track, mentioned a shut-down could be essential previous to the selection. “If you may parent it out, you need to stop racing,” Peterson told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday. “I’ve instructed (racing secretary) Steve Lym, preserve trying out till we know what’s happening. We’re all in. We’re going to determine it out.”

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