LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Santa Anita Park has canceled horse racing indefinitely after the cutting-edge in a series of horse fatalities at the famed tune.
The song has now suffered 21 fatalities since the iciness meet started on Dec. 26.
Santa Anita additionally introduced on Tuesday that it has hired Dennis Moore, the previous music superintendent, as a consultant to help lead observe of the track floor that is causing deaths.
The California Horse Racing Board is likewise investigating the problem.
The assertion of suspension comes because the music turned into the set to host a massive racing weekend that featured the Santa Anita Handicap for older horses and the San Felipe Stakes for 3-12 months-antique Kentucky Derby hopefuls.
Mick Peterson, an expert from the University of Kentucky on surfaces who changed into added in the final week to study the music, stated a close-down might be necessary before the selection.
“If you couldn’t discern it out, you have to quit racing,” Peterson told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday. “I’ve advised (racing secretary) Steve Lym, preserve testing until we understand what’s happening. We’re all in. We’re going to determine it