santa anita closure

Santa Anita Cancels Five Thursday Cards, Raises Non-Stakes Purses $10,000

Santa Anita Park has been forced to reduce its racing schedule over the next five weeks due to a lack of race-ready horses on the grounds, reports drf.com. The Stronach Group-owned facility will cancel the next five Thursday programs, racing Friday through Sunday until Memorial Day. “As we progress, we’ll see where we’re at,” said TSG’s […]

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Newly-Funded Grayson Research Projects Could Provide Answers To Racing Fatality Puzzle

Renowned equine orthopedic surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage said earlier this month he’s not sure what caused this season’s much-publicized spike in horse racing fatalities at Santa Anita, but he does know one thing that will help: research. Bramlage sits on the board of directors for the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, which funds a wide range […]

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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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Santa Anita: Moore, Peterson To Conduct Extensive Surface Testing Starting Thursday

Highly respected track man Dennis Moore will begin extensive testing and a thorough review of the one-mile main track at Santa Anita tomorrow. Mr. Moore and Dr. Mick Peterson of the Racing Services Testing Lab will do additional testing of the track to ensure track consistency and uniformity for both training and racing.  At the […]

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‘I Have No Idea Why Horse Racing Is Still A Thing’: Mainstream Media Responds To Santa Anita Deaths

Santa Anita’s rash of equine fatalities has not only rocked the horse racing world — it’s attracting attention outside of it, too. The track’s indefinite closure made headlines in state and regional newspapers and got a mention on the ESPN news ticker Tuesday night. Sports Illustrated ran a brief video report on the situation Wednesday, […]

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Trainers Tack Walking, Making Plans While Santa Anita Remains Closed For Training

A meeting of the California Thoroughbred Trainers and more than 100 horsemen Wednesday morning saw trainers making contingency plans after the recent indefinite closure of Santa Anita Park due to a rash of equine fatalities. The Blood-Horse reported Wednesday that trainers want to know how long the closure could last, but it’s difficult to predict […]

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