Another Racehorse Dies at Santa Anita During Training

The Santa Anita Fall meet has yet to start, however already the first horse fatality has been reported. – File photo by Terry Miller / Beacon Media News

Zeke, a 4-year-old gelding, was euthanized on Monday night after suffering a pelvic fracture on the training track, the Los Angeles Times reported.

“We are carefully reviewing what factors could have contributed to Zeke’s injury,” Dr. Dionne Benson, chief veterinarian for The Stronach Group, which owns the park, said in a statement. “Santa Anita will continue to work closely with the California Horse Racing Board and will continue to be transparent with our stakeholders and all of our constituents, including the public, as more facts come in.”

Benson added the horse will undergo a necropsy, a procedure that’s mandatory for all on-track accidents. The necropsy report will be reviewed by the California Horse racing board.

September 19, 2019

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