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Horse racing industry fights for survival in wake of deaths and scrutiny

John Cherwa MAY 02, 2019

Nearly two dozen horse deaths since Dec. 26 at Santa Anita Park have left the racing industry in a quandary. 

Trainer Bob Baffert was standing on the front stretch at Santa Anita Park doing an interview for a local television station while horses worked out in the background.

Baffert was selling a “good story” about one of his top horses, Roadster, who will be running in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. He was trying to mitigate the public’s reaction to 21 horses dying during either racing or training at Santa Anita since Dec. 26.

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