Horse Deaths

AP
June 26, 2019 - 2:00 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor has signed a law clearing the way for regulators to suspend the horse racing license for beleaguered Santa Anita Park after the death of 30 horses at the famous track. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom's office said Wednesday he has signed Senate Bill 469...
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AP
June 24, 2019 - 7:06 am
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita's troubled racing season has come to a close after the deaths of 30 horses at the Southern California track rattled the industry and led to Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer being banned when four of his horses were among the casualties. There were no...
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June 14, 2019 - 10:25 am
On the heels of Gov. Gavin Newsom's call for horses to be medically cleared before they are allowed to race, the owners of Santa Anita racetrack say a five-member horse safety review team will be brought in for the final six days of racing at the track. The team will have the power to scratch...
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Jon Baird
May 30, 2019 - 1:59 pm
In response to the increasing number of horse racing deaths in California, including the death of 26 horses at Santa Anita Park, Gov. Gavin Newsom today announced his support for SB 469, which would authorize the California Horse Racing Board to suspend horse racing licenses to protect the health...
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AP
May 28, 2019 - 7:43 am
The owner of Santa Anita is investigating whether new rules were followed before the 26th horse death at the Southern California racetrack. Kochees, a 9-year-old gelding, was euthanized Sunday after injuring his left front leg in a race a day earlier. It was the third horse death in nine days and...
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Jon Baird
May 23, 2019 - 5:10 pm
(KNX 1070) - The California Horse Racing Board met at Santa Anita Thursday. The track has been under intense scrutiny because of the death of 25 horses, two in just the past week. Dozens of people crowded into the meeting today to sound off. Animal activists and those in the horse racing industry...
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Getty
April 24, 2019 - 8:58 am
A family feud has become public over horse racing at Santa Anita. The founder and part-owner of the track says he wants to put the operations under a trust, taking management power away from his daughter. At a standing-room-only conference in Arcadia last night, Frank Stronach took square aim at...
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AP
April 18, 2019 - 2:10 pm
UPDATE: Santa Anita says there are no plans to potentially move some upcoming horse races from its track. A meeting took place Thursday morning in Arcadia with the California Horse Racing Board to go over the recent horse deaths at Santa Anita. Since late December, 23 horsed have suffered fatal...
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Jon Baird
April 04, 2019 - 7:11 am
Racing is set to resume today at Santa Anita Park, but there won't be any races on the track's hillside turf course, on which a horse suffered a fatal injury Sunday and became the 23rd equine death at the facility since late December. The hillside turf course requires horses to briefly cross over...
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Jon Baird
March 29, 2019 - 6:57 am
After a hiatus of nearly a month prompted by a spate of horse deaths, racing will resume at Santa Anita Park today, one day after the California Horse Racing Board approved restrictions on certain medications administered to the animals. The board also adopted a restriction that would mostly ban...
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