ARCADIA: 34th horse dies at Santa Anita Park since December 🙁
1. HORSE STATUE AT SANTA ANITA PARK
2. WIDE OF HORSES ON TRACK
three. ‘BREEDERS CUP’ SIGN
four. PEOPLE WALKING AT ‘CLOCKERS CORNER’
five. VARIOUS OF HORSES ON TRACK
STORY: Another horse died at Santa Anita Park on Saturday (October 19), bringing to 34 the quantity to have perished at the southern California observe since December.
The Stronach Group observe house owners introduced that three-year-old gelding Satchel Paige have been “humanely euthanized” after the 5th race at the card.
The newest demise comes not up to two weeks prior to the observe hosts the high-profile Breeders’ Cup international championships.
In a commentary, Stronach Group stated the horse have been pulled up all over the race and due to this fact recognized with an open fracture of his left entrance ankle.
“Satchel Paige will undergo a necropsy … on behalf of the California Horse Racing Board, as is mandatory for all on-track accidents,” stated Stronach Group leader veterinarian Dionne Benson.
“The accident and the necropsy report will be reviewed to learn what, if anything, could have been done to prevent the accident.”
Santa Anita Park has been beneath scrutiny over its alarmingly excessive fatality price.
Racing at the observe used to be canceled for greater than 3 weeks in March following a chain of fatalities.
Santa Anita employed a specialist to guide a learn about of the observe floor and the California Horse Racing Board additionally investigated.
Some $22 million in prize cash might be up for grabs at the two-day Breeders’ Cup assembly on Nov. 1-2.