Last Renegade, an unraced 2-year old colt, became the 13th racehorse to die in racing or training-related incidents at Santa Anita this season when he died in a training incident on Friday.
Santa Anita Park closed to the public today in response to Gov. Newsom's guidance regarding public gatherings in light of the coronavirus threat, according to a spokesman for the Stronach Group, which operates the Arcadia-based racetrack.
A report released Tuesday by the California Horse Racing Board on a spate of horse deaths at Santa Anita found that no illegal medications were used on the animals and 39% percent of the 23 fatalities occurred on surfaces affected by wet weather.
A 5-year-old gelding named Chosen Vessel has become the ninth horse to die since the racing season at Santa Anita Park began Dec.26, 2019 according to officials at the race track in Arcadia.
A 4-year-old colt suffered a fractured leg while training at Santa Anita on Thursday and was euthanized.
A 6-year-old gelding suffered what officials described as a sudden death on the training track, the 43rd death at Santa Anita Park since December 2018 and sixth since its winter/spring meeting began Dec. 28.
Three horses have died in three days at Santa Anita Park while animal rights activists continue to push for a nationwide ban on racing.
Another racehorse died today after breaking an ankle at Santa Anita Park, one day after a 5-year-old gelding was euthanized afterfracturing his right front ankle at the Arcadia track.
A 5-year-old gelding has been euthanized after fracturing his right front ankle in a race at Santa Anita Park, the 40th horsedeath at the Arcadia track since December 2018.
The activist group Horseracing Wrongs plans to conduct a vigil for fallen horses and a demonstration against horse racing Saturday morning outside Santa Anita Park in response to the latest horse death at the track.
Santa Anita's opening weekend reportedly was marred by the death of another racehorse -- though the latest fatality happened on Thursday, two days before Saturday's rescheduled opening day.
Santa Anita Park's latest racing season has begun amid criticism by animal-rights activists about the deaths of 37 horses at the Arcadia track within the past year.
With rain in the forecast for much of next week, Santa Anita Park postponed Thursday's scheduled opening of its winter-spring meet by two days.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office made a series of recommendations aimed at improving safety at Californiarace tracks, but concluded there was no criminal wrongdoing connected to the deaths of dozens of horses over the past year at Santa Anita Park.
Two horses died after the first race at Los Alamitos Race Course Saturday, adding to the death toll in a year that has seen increased scrutiny of the sport in Southern California.
Another horse has died after suffering an injury during a race Saturday afternoon.
Santa Anita Park will host a record 10th Breeders' Cup World Championships event beginning Friday as the Arcadia racetrack facescontinuing pressure from animal rights activists over the deaths of 36 thoroughbred horses since last December.
Another racehorse was killed at Santa Anita Park on Sunday, the second horse death there this weekend and the 36th horse to die at the troubled track since Dec. 26.
A 6-year-old mare named GQ Covergirl has become the 35th horse to die at Santa Anita Park since the start of its winter/spring meeton Dec. 26.
Satchel Paige, a 3-year-old gelding, died on Saturday after suffering an injury to his left leg during the fifth race at Santa Anita, the 34th death of a horse at the track since Dec. 26.