30th horse dies at Santa Anita Park since Dec. 26 | ABC7
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30th horse dies at Santa Anita Park since Dec. 26 | ABC7

August 20, 2019


FORCE’S DEATH AND HOW THATINER . LEANNE? LEANNE: THE FOUR-YEAR-OLD HORSE THAT DIED TODAY WAS TRAINING. FOR ITS OWNER, IT WAS THE FOURTH FLOORS HE HAS LOST AT SANTA ANITA THIS SEASON, AND HE HAS NOW BEEN BANNED FROM RAISING. ANOTHER TRAGEDY AS SANTA ANITA PREPARES TO CLOSE ITS CONTROVERSIAL SEASON OF RACING , THE 30TH FATALITY SINCE THE END OF DECEMBER.>>A BODY COUNT OF 30, IT’S CLEARLY NOT GETTING ANY BETTER. HOW MANY HORSES HAVE TO DIE FOR THIS TO STOP? LEANNE: AMERICAN CURRENCY SUFFERING A FATAL LEG INJ SATURDAY MORNING WHILE TRAINING. THE FOUR-YEAR-OLD GELDING W OWNED AND TRAINED BY JERRY HOLLENDORFER, A HORSE RACING HALL OF FAMER WHO LOST THRE OTHER HORSES AT SANTA ANITA THIS SEASON, AND TWO MORE AT ANOTHER PARK OWNED BY THE STRONACH GROUP. THE COMPANY NOW BANNING HOLLENDORFER FROM ALL OF ITS TRACKS.>>IF THAT MANY HORSES HAVE PASSED AWAY, IT’S GOT TO BE A REASON WHY, WHETHER IT IS JUST HAPPENING AT SANTA ANITA OR AT OTHER RACETRACKS. HORSES DON’T DESERVE THAT. LEANNE: ANIMAL ADVOCATES AND SOME POLITICIANS CALLING FOR AN END TO RACING AT SANTA ANITA, O3 EVEN A BAN ON THE SPORT IN CALIFORNIA ALTOGETHER.>>A BUNCH OF PEOPLE WILL BE PISSED OFF OR WHATEVER, BUT WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THE HORSES. AMY: — LEANNE: SANTA ANITA HAS INSTITUTED A SERIES OF SAFE MEASURES, INCLUDING A NEW SAFETY REVIM TO EVALUATE ALL HORSES SET TO RACE AT THE TRACK , AND THE L.A. DA HAS CREATED A TASK FORCE TO INVESTIGATE THE ENOUGH SINCE HORSES CONTINUE TO DIE.>>

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  1. This sport should’ve been banned YEARS ago!! Using young horses who haven’t even fully developed to perform so humans can make a buck!! It IS animal cruelty at its finest !!! It’s disgusting and it’s so sad that so many good healthy young horses have had to die before this issue has even been brought to mainstream media Ban it NOW!!!

  2. Well, the "expert" opinions of the people in this video are stunning. None of them have anything to do with the track or they would be asleep in their tackrooms. None of them were even from Arcadia. The only connection anyone can find between the Hollendorfer horses is Hollendorfer? It's right in front of your faces, people!

  3. It's the drugs. The horse has an injury, so they give them drugs, which masks the pain instead of the horse resting until their injury is healed. Also contributing was that turf track which had the 20 yards of dirt. They're racing on turf and suddenly for 20 yards there is hart dirt instead of turf. I saw 2 horses go down just as they ran off the turf and onto the dirt. It's mainly the drugs though

  4. GUYS LISTEN, IT'S NOT ABOUT THEM PUSHING THE HORSES TOO HARD, IT'S BECAUSE THERE IS TILE UNDER THE DIRT TRACK AND IT'S STICKING OUT OF THE GROUND AND THAT'S WHAT IS FRACTURING LEGS, THEN THE HORSES ARE BEING PUT DOWN, STOP BEING PONY-PETTERS AND IF YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE INDUSTRY, KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT

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