santa anita breakdowns

Frank Stronach Releases Details On Proposal For Non-Profit Trust, Racing Bill Of Rights

Frank Stronach distributed the following release to media on Thursday, expanding upon his plan to create a non-profit trust to run racetracks owned by The Stronach Group. Stronach is currently embroiled in a lawsuit with daughter Belinda over control of the company. The horse racing world was rocked earlier this year by a large number […]

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Kentucky’s Equine Fatality Records Are Missing Something Important: Names

As public scrutiny continues to sharpen around racing fatalities, the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting (KyCIR) notes the state’s racing commission has an atypical way of responding to public information act requests about equine fatalities there: it redacts the horse’s name, age, sex, track name, owner’s name, race number and date of death from reports […]

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Arthur To NPR: Racing’s Focus Has Become Economics More Than Horses

As the racing industry continues to struggle with an explanation for the recent spike in equine fatalities at Santa Anita Park, one veterinarian has a theory. National Public Radio reporter Tom Goldman checked in at the track during the spring meet’s biggest weekend of horse racing, which the facility was able to conduct with no […]

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Santa Anita Implements Lasix Ban, Increased Restrictions On Therapeutic Drugs Following 22nd Fatal Breakdown

The following statement was distributed to media Thursday afternoon as an “open letter” from Stronach Group chairman and president Belinda Stronach following the track’s 22nd fatal breakdown during morning training at Santa Anita.  What has happened at Santa Anita over the last few weeks is beyond heartbreaking. It is unacceptable to the public and, as […]

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Santa Anita Breakdowns: Your Questions, Answered

Throughout this week, our coverage of Santa Anita’s spike in equine fatalities and subsequent indefinite closure has prompted all kinds of questions, comments, and theories from readers. Some are casual followers of the sport, just trying to get a handle on what’s happening, while others are more long-term fans with questions about the underlying cause. […]

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