California Racetrack Sees 23rd Horse Death in 3 Months - Articles

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Posted by: Jarod Word on Apr 1, 2019

A racetrack in California on Sunday saw its 23rd horse fatality in just over three months, The New York Times reports. Two horses collided at the San Simeon Stakes at Santa Anita Park as they crossed a dirt surface that transitioned to turf, with one horse injuring its leg, then falling and tripping another. The horse that initially fell was later euthanized. The track had been closed since March 3 for renovations on the dirt portion because of the previous fatalities.