Horse Racing Safety At The California State Fair
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Horse Racing Safety At The California State Fair

August 25, 2019


ACROSS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. THIS IS THE CBS13 NEWS AT 4 PM. FOR THE FUTURE OF HORSERACING, IT IS IN THE SPOTLIGHT AS THE STATE FAIR KICKS OFF TODAY. GOOD AFTERNOON THANKS FOR JOINING US. I’M TONY LOPEZ. EXPERTS WITH UC DAVIS ARE UNRAVELING WHAT CAUSED 30 THOROUGHBREDS TO DIE, SINCE LAST DECEMBER AT SANTA ANITA PARK. MARISSA, IS LEARNING MORE ABOUT HOW THEY ARE TRYING TO STOP THIS TROUBLING TREND. MARISSA. Reporter: ADRIAN, ALL EYES ARE ON THE GRANDSTAND AND THE TRACK AS HORSERACING KICKS OFF DAY ONE OF THE STATE FAIR THIS AFTERNOON. PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE UNUSUAL AMOUNT OF HORSE RELATED DEATHS, SPECIFICALLY THE 30 THAT HAS TAKEN PLACE IN SANTA ANITA SINCE DECEMBER OF LAST YEAR. ACROSS THE STATE PEOPLE HAD PROTESTED, WE SPOKE WITH RESEARCHERS TO TELL US THEY WANT TO TELL US THAT THEY WANT TO PUT A STOP TO THESE DEATHS. RESOURCES ARE LIKE ANY OTHER ELITE ATHLETE. Reporter: THE SPIKE IN FATAL INJURIES AT SANTA ANITA, SPOTLIGHTED WHAT CAN GO WRONG IN HORSERACING. ANY TIME A HORSE DIES, FOR ANY REASON AT ANY CALIFORNIA RACETRACK, ITS REMAINS ARE BROUGHT HERE TO UC DAVIS FOR EXAMINATION. WE CONTINUE TO WORK AT ULTIMATELY NO DEATHS OF RESOURCES. Reporter: SHE HAS SEEN EVERY HORSE WHO HAS DIED AT SANTA ANITA. THE INVESTIGATION INTO HOW EXACTLY THESE HORSES DIED IS ONGOING. SHE SAYS HER RESEARCH POINTS TO A VARIETY OF FACTORS. INCLUDING POOR TRACK MAINTENANCE. SHE SAYS CAL EXPO MAY SERVE AS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT CAN GO RIGHT ON A TRACK. WHAT WE LEARNED FROM PREVIOUS INJURIES PERIOD, AND AT SANTA ANITA ARE DEFINITELY HELPING US PREVENT INJURIES THAT ARE RACETRACKS INSTITUTING INCLUDING THE STATE FAIR PICS AT THE ONE-MILE SACRAMENTO OVAL HAS NOT HAD A FATAL BREAKDOWN IN RACING OR TRAINING IN TWO YEARS. Reporter: THE TRAGEDY IN SANTA ANITA HIGHLIGHTED THE NEED FOR CHANGES TO SAFETY, STATEWIDE. I THINK IT IS GOOD THAT THE INDUSTRY HAS A WAKE-UP CALL, AND I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT RACEHORSE INJURIES ARE PREVENTABLE. Reporter: AGAIN, A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED TO THOSE HORSES COMING UP NEXT AT 5 PM. A CLOSER LOOK AT HOW YOU CEASE UC DAVIS RESEARCHERS ARE TRYING

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