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Despite media coverage, the 30 horse deaths at Santa Anita racetrack this year (2019) is the lowest in recent history. 2018:37, 2017:54, 2016:57, 2015:39, etc.
Authors: Jeff Goertzen
Source: OC Register
Tags: horse racing, local news
Lots of bones in horse's legs. They start racing horses at a young age (3) when bones might not be strong enough. When one leg is injured, the horse will shift its weight onto the other legs, which causes injury to those legs. Seems like injuries and euthanization is very common and there is a vehicle that follows the horses on the racetrack to assess injuries and euthanize them quickly after...[more]