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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,…

Feinstein to Santa Anita Owners: ‘Suspend Racing Immediately’
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Feinstein to Santa Anita Owners: ‘Suspend Racing Immediately’

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) Tuesday, June 10, released the following statement on more deaths at the Santa Anita Race Track: “Santa Anita should have suspended racing in March after 23 horses died over a three-month stretch to open the season. Now that six more horses have died in just 23 days – 29 total deaths…

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