News

Horse Euthanized Two Days Before New Season Starts at Santa Anita

Another horse died during training. – File photo by Terry Miller / Beacon Media News

Santa Anita’s opening weekend reportedly was tarnished once again by the death of racehorse. The latest fatality happened on Thursday, two days before Saturday’s rescheduled opening day.

Truest Reward, a 3-year-old gelding, died during a period when the track was closed to workouts but open for jogging and galloping. The horse broke his left front leg on the training track, which is considered the safest surface.

This is the 38th horse to die at the track since December 2018.

Thursday was supposed to be Santa Anita’s opening day, but forecasts of rain postponed the first day of its 83rd winter meeting until Saturday, when 11 races were run without incident.

However, there were animal-rights activists outside the park hosting a “funeral and vigil” with a bagpiper for the horses that have died in the last year.

December 31, 2019

About Author

Arcadia Weekly Our team focuses on delivering you the most informative and interesting articles from a variety of sections to keep you well-equipped with everyday knowledge!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

GET THE AMPS UPDATE

Get the new localized e-newsletter from Arcadia Weekly with news from Arcadia, Monrovia and Pasadena.

We respect your privacy.
Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial