Tag: Santa Anita Park

Horse Euthanized Two Days Before New Season Starts at Santa Anita
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Horse Euthanized Two Days Before New Season Starts at Santa Anita

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…

DA Finds ‘No Criminal Wrongdoing’ at Santa Anita Park
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DA Finds ‘No Criminal Wrongdoing’ at Santa Anita Park

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey Thursday issued a 17-page report on the deaths of horses at Santa Anita Park with more than two dozen recommendations on how to improve safety at all California racetracks. The report found no criminal wrongdoing at Santa Anita Park. “Horse racing has inherent risks but is a legally…

Santa Anita Park Debuts Animal-Welfare Technology
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Santa Anita Park Debuts Animal-Welfare Technology

PET Scanner will aid in detection of pre-existing conditions in racehorses As Santa Anita Park prepares for its 83rd season, the racetrack late last week debuted animal-welfare technology that goes far and beyond anything ever seen at a horse-racing facility across the country. Installed at the on-site Nuclear Medicine Facility, the cutting-edge Longmile Positron Emission Tomography (MILE-PET)…

Santa Anita Opens Friday for 23 Day Autumn Meet
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Santa Anita Opens Friday for 23 Day Autumn Meet

Santa Anita Park has announced it will be served by a team of equine veterinarians as it readies for its 23-day Autumn Meet opener this Friday, Sept. 27. Under the auspices of Dr. Dionne Benson, chief veterinary officer for The Stronach Group (TSG), a team of seven individuals (including Benson and Santa Anita’s primary track…

Another Racehorse Dies at Santa Anita During Training
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Another Racehorse Dies at Santa Anita During Training

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…

Workers at Santa Anita Worried for Their Livelihoods
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Workers at Santa Anita Worried for Their Livelihoods

By Fabiola Diaz More than 500 Santa Anita backstretch workers and jockeys held a press conference Thursday morning to raise awareness about the people who take care of the horses. Workers are worried about their jobs and want people to know that their livelihoods depend on Santa Anita staying open and succeeding. One sign read,…

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