State Racing Board To Meet After 25th Horse Death At Santa Anita
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State Racing Board To Meet After 25th Horse Death At Santa Anita

September 5, 2019


SUZANNE: THANK YOU. DeMARCO: LET’S HOPE THEY CAN FIND WHOEVER IS RESPONSIBLE. STATE HORSING REGULATING REGULATORS ARE MEETING AT SANTA ANITA DAYS AFTER TWO MORE HORSES DIED AT THE TRACK. CBS2 KARA FINNSTROM IS LIVE WITH THE LATEST. REPORTER: GOOD MORNING. LOTS OF FOLKS HOPED THE RECENT SAFETY CHANGES WOULD END THE TROUBLES AT THE TRACK AND OVER THE WEEKEND OF THOSE TWO NEW DEATHS RAISED NEW CONCERNS. TODAY AGAIN, THE BOARD WILL MEET AND ALSO WE EXPECT TO HEAR FROM SOME FOLKS WHO ARE CONCERNED. ANIMAL ADVOCATES SAY THEY WILL SPEAK OUT AT THE BOARD MEETING AND PLAN A PROTEST AT THE TRACK SUNDAY. DURING THE LAST SIX MONTHS 25 HORSES HAVE DIED AT SANTA ANITA WITH THE LATEST TO EUTHANIZE OVER THE WEEKEND IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS TOOK BOTH SUFFERED ON COMMON INJURIES AS ONE BROKE ITS PELVIS AND THE OTHER A SHOULDER INJURY. INVESTIGATIONS ARE UNDERWAY. BACK IN MARCH ALL RACING AND TRAINING AT THE TRUCK WAS SUSPENDED WHILE AUTHORITIES LOOKED INTO THE HORSE DEATHS. SOME INSIDERS BELIEVE THE WET WEATHER IS TO BLAME AND EXPERTS HAVE BEEN BROUGHT IN REPEATEDLY TO STUDY AND WRITE THE TRACK. AT THE SAME TIME QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN RAISED ABOUT THE TREATMENT OF HORSES AND UNPRECEDENTED HELP THE SAFETY GROUP FORMS– REFORMS HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED INCLUDING THE BAN ON JOCKEY WITH AN MEDICATION ON A RACE OF DAYS ANOTHER LOOK AT THE HORSES ROUNDED THE TRACK AS THE BOARD MEETING GETS UNDERWAY AT 9:30 A.M. WITH A PRIVATE SESSION FIRST AND IN THE PUBLIC HEARING WHERE FOLKS GET A CHANCE TO VOICE CONCERNS. DEMARCO? DeMARCO: ‘S 25 HORSES, SOMETHING IS CLEARLY GOING ON. BEFORE YOU GO, HAVE YOU HAD A CHANCE TO TALK TO ANY JOCKEYS? REPORTER: I SPOKE WITH TWO OFF-CAMERA ONE WHO’S BEEN AROUND THE INDUSTRY FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS AND SAYS HE HAS NOT SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE AND HE BELIEVES IT’S LINKED TO THE WET WEATHER. THE OTHER WAS CONCERNED ABOUT THE WAY THE INDUSTRY IS BEING PORTRAYED AND FEELS THIS HAS AMOUNTED TO A WIDESPREAD UNFAIR ATTACK ON THE INDUSTRY HAD SAID AS A JOCKEY HE LOVES HIS HORSES AND WANTS TO SEE THEM KEPT WELL AND RACED WELL. HE SAYS HE HOPES SOME SOLUTIONS ARE FOUND.

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  1. What a terrible year for horse racing with two messed up Triple Crown races. What is really behind all this?

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