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Santa Anita Park has second horse death of fall meet, 34th since December

Steve Almasy and Eric Levenson October 20, 2019

(CNN)A horse racing at California's Santa Anita Park on Saturday broke his left front ankle and was euthanized by doctors -- the 34th horse death at the famed track since December.

Satchel Paige, a 3-year-old gelding, was pulled up at the 3/8th pole of the race and transported in an equine ambulance, according to track owners The Stronach Group. Led by Dr. Dana Stead, veterinarians decided to euthanize the horse after determining he had an open fracture of his left front ankle.

The jockey, Ruben Fuentes, was not injured.

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