For Southern California trainer Barry Abrams, the end of Santa Anita's fall meet couldn't come soon enough. Barry Abrams voiced his anger about the dirt surface, saying he had eight horses injured, including two that were euthanized from injuries suffered during morning gallops.
“I'm very angry,” trainer Barry Abrams told the LA Times. “I think it's the worst it's ever been. It's very dangerous. I'm not venting. This is the truth.”
But others disagreed with Abrams assessment:
“Madeline Auerbach, who owns horses with Abrams and is on the board of directors of Thoroughbred Owners of California, said she doesn't blame the track for her stable's injuries.”
“Unfortunately, we've had a real rough patch,” Auerbach said. “Sometimes people get frustrated and look for any explanation why things have gone south. We're having a difficult time, but I don't think it's the track's fault.”
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