Racing Continues At Santa Anita Despite 26th Horse Death This Season
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Racing Continues At Santa Anita Despite 26th Horse Death This Season

August 11, 2019


THE VETERANS GROUP AND SONY PICTURES HAVE HELD THIS. DeMARCO: MORE CONCERN AFTER ANOTHER HORSE DIED AT THE SANTA ANITA RACE TRACK THIS WEEKEND, THE 26th HORSE SINCE DECEMBER AND CBS2 KANDISS CRONE IS LIVE WHERE RACES ARE STILL EXPECTED TO CONTINUE. REPORTER: GOOD MORNING. A HORSE HAD TO BE PUT DOWN YESTERDAY AFTER IT WAS INJURED IN A RACE SATURDAY. THIS MORNING PRACTICE IS GOING ON AS NORMAL WITH SEVERAL HORSES ON THE TRACK AND MORE RACES ARE EXPECTED LATER TODAY. WE HAVE A PICTURE OF 9-YEAR OLD KOCHEES, A THOROUGHBRED THAT IS NOW THE 26th HORSE TO BE PUT DOWN OR DIE THE RACE TRACK SINCE CHRISTMAS. THE RACETRACK SPOKESMAN SAYS EVERY EFFORT WAS MADE TO SAVE HE LOST BLOOD FLOW TO HIS INJURED LEG AND HAD TO BE THE THIRD HORSE TO DIED LAST 10 DAYS AFTER SEVERAL WEEKS WITHOUT A FATALITY. OFFICIALS SHUT IT DOWN FOR EXPERTS TO TEST THE SOIL TO MAKE SURE NOTHING WAS CAUSING THE ANIMALS TO BREAK DOWN BUT THEY DID NOT FIND ANY PROBLEMS AND THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE HAS CREATED A TASK FORCE TO LOOK TO SEE IF LAWS HAVE BEEN BROKEN. THIS HAS PROMPTED PROTESTS BY ANIMAL ADVOCATES. PETA RELEASED A STATEMENT YESTERDAY READING IN PART: REPORTER: BACK OUT HERE LIVE, OFFICIALS HAVE MAINTAINED THE TRACK IS SAFE AND THAT THEIR TOP CONCERN IS THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF THE ANIMALS. BACK TO YOU IN THE STUDIO. DeMARCO: UNBELIEVABLE THAT THE NUMBERS KEEP CLIMBING. HAS THE RACETRACK MEAN ANY CHANGES TO PREVENT HORSES FROM DYING? REPORTER: THE BARCO, IN MARSH THEY SHUT THE TRACK DOWN FOR ABOUT A MONTH AND IMPLEMENTED TRAIN– CHANGES INCLUDING RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN MEDICATIONS AS WELL AS REQUIRING THE TRAINERS TO GET PERMISSION IN ADVANCE BEFORE WORKING THEM OUT. SADLY THE CHANGES HAVE NOT SEEMED TO WORK IN

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  1. That is why the Almighty Creator does not want us to get involve with Gambling and Game of Chance. We are sacrificing the Almighty's creatures in order to have some fun and gambling. The worst is yet to come.

  2. When this started to happen years ago after rains. The track was torn out. New foundation needs to be set now. All the money made at that track needs to immediately be put into redoing it. I rode there many years ago.

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