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Sen. Dodd’s horse racing safety bill clears Senate

Elizabeth Larson May 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to protect racing horses and jockeys amid the recent horse deaths at Santa Anita Park was approved by the full Senate with unanimous support.

“This bill is about preventing the tragic death of horses by empowering regulators to rapidly respond to address dangerous conditions,” Sen. Dodd said. “It’s about protecting the health and safety of animals while ensuring the future of a storied sport.”

Senate Bill 469, introduced as 23 horses died at Santa Anita earlier this year, allows the California Horse Racing Board to quickly suspend racing at tracks when dangerous conditions exist.

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