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The Mysterious Deaths That Exposed Horse Racing’s Brutal Underbelly

Tarpley Hitt March 8, 2020 The horses keep dying at California’s Santa Anita racetrack—and racing insiders know the real reason.

It was sweltering in Saratoga Springs, New York, on the second Sunday of August, when 400 racing executives decided to discuss the dead horse situation.

The horsemen had filled a ballroom at the Gideon Putnam, a gargantuan brick resort near the town’s famous racetrack, for the 67th annual “Round Table Conference On Matters Pertaining to Racing.”

Specifically, one matter pertained a lot to racing: the possible end of it. The past six months had produced protests across the country, a flood of articles investigating the industry, and calls from legislators for an outright racing ban.

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