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Santa Anita denies horse racing board’s request to close despite two more deaths

John Cherwa June 9, 2019

In an unprecedented move, the California Horse Racing Board asked Santa Anita to cancel the remainder of its season — now six days — in the wake of more horse deaths over the last few weeks, but the track’s management said no.

Two more horse deaths over the weekend raised the total to 29 since Dec. 26, when the track opened for this season. It closes June 23, leaving little time for further action by the board.

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