Santa Anita Park sees 35th horse die 1 week before Breeder’s Cup
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Santa Anita Park sees 35th horse die 1 week before Breeder’s Cup

October 27, 2019


Santa Anita Park near Los Angeles saw another horse die Friday, the 35th fatality at the racetrack since December — coming just one week before the track is scheduled to host the Breeder’s Cup G Q Covergirl, a 6-year-old mare, injured both front legs while on the training track and was euthanized on the attending veterinarian’s advice  HORSE INJURED IN RACE AT SANTA ANITA; 34TH TO DIE AT TRACK The horse’s death comes as the track and horse racing in general are under increased scrutiny  G Q Covergirl’s death was the fifth of Santa Anita’s fall meet. She had been trained by Phil D’Amato before she was claimed by Kentucky Derby champion Doug O’Neill in June, according to Reuters D’Amato had two other horses die at the track, in June and earlier this month. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The track suspended racing for more than three weeks in March after multiple horse deaths but it failed to slow the rate of fatalities once racing started again  The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office and the California Horse Racing Board are investigating the causes of the deaths  The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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  1. ( ANY PERSON WHO KNOWS ' HORSE RACING ' KNOWS )
    1. these horses are not dieing, they get injured – then put to sleep. There not falling over dead or getting sick. It's a horse racing sport injury . unfortunately these horse track people don't have the time to nurse these injured horses..to many young horse ready to train and race ………………..
    ( it would take lots of cash, lots of cash to to take care of a injured race horse that can never race again.) SO THEY ARE PUT TO SLEEP……..
    unfortunately………..
    (this is not new to horse racing- it's at every race track )

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