Santa Anita Park will stay open despite the number of horse deaths at the track hitting 29 in seven months this weekend.
An unraced colt died Thursday after suffering a fractured shoulder while galloping during a training session, followed by two more horses that died Saturday and Sunday.
The first sustained a fractured pelvis during a race on Saturday and later had to be euthanized, while the second collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack during a turf race on Sunday.
After the first death of the weekend took place Saturday, the California Horse Racing Board said in a statement that it “recommended to Santa Anita management that they suspend racing for the seven remaining race days but that they allow horses to continue to train during that period.”
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