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Santa Anita suspends races after 21st horse dies


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SOURCE: http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/26144955/santa-anita-suspends-races-21st-horse-dies
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-- Santa Anita has canceled racing indefinitely to re-examine its dirt surface after the deaths of 21 horses in the past two months.Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of The Stronach Group, which owns Santa Anita, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that racing won't be held this weekend, when two major races were scheduled: the San Felipe for 3-year-old Kentucky Derby hopefuls and the Santa Anita Handicap for older horses.Ritvo wouldn't speculate on when training and racing would resume. The horse suffered injuries during a workout on Feb. 23.Last week, Santa Anita was closed for two days while the dirt surface underwent extensive testing and was declared fit for racing.Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally said 4-year-old filly Lets Light the Way "took a bad step or something'' on Tuesday.He said the injury was a shattered sesamoid in her right front leg. PETA renews its call for a criminal investigation into the trainers and veterinarians who may have put injured horses on the track, leading to their deaths.''Ritvo said, "The first and most important thing is the health and welfare of the horses and jockeys.''In 2017, 20 deaths occurred among a total of 8,463 starts over a span of 122 racing days at Santa Anita, according to the most recent figures compiled by The Jockey Club.

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