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Another Horse Dies During Training at Santa Anita

Since December 2018, 43 horses have died. Courtesy photo / Renette Stowe (CC BY 2.0)

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.

The sport and race track have become the subjects of protests and public scrutiny since 37 horses died at Santa Anita Park last year.

Animal rights activists have been asking for the racetrack to be closed due to the racehorse deaths.

February 12, 2020

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