California race track closes ‘indefinitely’ after 21 horses die

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A horse racing track has closed “indefinitely” following the deaths of 21 horses in the last two months.

Santa Anita, in California, won’t have any races for the foreseeable future with a number of events having been cancelled.

Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of The Stronach Group, which owns Santa Anita, told The Associated Press:

“In whole, we feel confident in the track and we’re just being very proactive.
“We want to do all the testing that needs to be done. When we believe we’re in good shape, we’ll start to train over it again.
“Obviously, one horse is too many. The recent rash is just horrible. We need to definitely take a step back and evaluate everything.”

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