Santa Anita Park suffered yet another equine death over the weekend on its training track, making it the sixth fatality this year, according to numerous television reports.
The six-year-old named Double Touch died on Saturday, according to the racetrack. The exact cause of the horse’s death is unknown and results from a necropsy are pending.
Another horse died at the track on Jan. 19 after suffering an injury in a collision with another horse during training, officials reported at the time. Two other horses were euthanized just days before when one suffered a broken ankle and the other a fractured ankle.
Saturday’s death was the 43rd at the park since December 2018.
Animal rights activists have been asking for the racetrack to be closed due to the racehorse deaths.