Santa Anita Park Reels After 22nd Racehorse Dies
Shortly after the main track reopened for training at the famed California track, 3-year-old Princess Lili B suffered a catastrophic injury, breaking both her front legs, and was euthanized Thursday — making her the 22nd horse fatality there since Dec. 22. The park recently suspended racing after the spate of deaths, which remains unexplained.
What are track officials doing about it? Signaling a “seismic shift” in safety, they’ve enacted two rules: prohibiting race-day medication and limiting the use of whips.
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