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Santa Anita cancels racing indefinitely after 21st horse dies at track since Dec. 26

John Cherwa and Eric Sondheimer March 5, 2019

Only days before two of the biggest events on its schedule, Santa Anita on Tuesday suspended racing at least through this weekend — the announcement coming hours after the 21st horse fatality at the track since Dec. 26.

“In whole, we feel confident in the track and we're just being very proactive,” said Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of the Stronach Group, which owns and operates Santa Anita. “We want to do all the testing that needs to be done. When we believe we're in good shape, we'll start to train over it again.”

 

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