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The deadly riddle of Santa Anita

lovers of equestrian sports rave about this place, this racetrack East of Los Angeles. Certainly, there is the Ascot Racecourse in the English Berkshire and Churchill Downs in the US state of Kentucky, the locations of the two most glorious race in the world. But the noble grandstand at Santa Anita Park with views of palm trees and California mountains has also its charm – although the operator may now believe that this magnificent plant might be a terrible curse: Within three months of the 23 horses have died.

On Saturday, will be held at the plant, the Santa Anita Derby, it is considered to be one of the most important race for the qualification for the Kentucky Derby on may 2. May at Churchill Downs. "It is worrying," said the legendary coach Bob Bafford, has won in the past year, with the horse to Justify the so-called Triple Crown (consisting of Victories in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes), this week to the New York Times: "It should be an exciting time, but we are experiencing the completely wrong Form of excitement."

"We have the rules tightened"

This is really Tricky on such a curse that no one knows exactly, precisely how to get rid of him again. The operator of Santa Anita Park had closed the track for three weeks, because of 26. December to the 5. March, died within ten weeks of 22 horses. The last regret, the horse values at the beginning of March, a four-year-old Mare, had broken the right front leg and had to be euthanized.

On the last Sunday it came again to a fatal fall: CBS reported on the race in the Santa Anita Race Track.

According to the Washington Post, twelve horses were in the race and nine Training accident. Died apparently of natural causes. The operator had investigated the deaths, also the track, sand track and a Turf, and then far-reaching changes introduced, such as, for example, stronger doping controls and more stringent safety regulations.

at the end of March have been added to the races again. On Sunday, the gelding Arms Runner, but it fell in a race; he, too, had to be euthanized because of a broken Shin. "We are worried," said Tim ritvo and Thomas manning, Manager of the company Stronach Group, which the plant belongs: "We have tightened up the rules, you are now in line with the Rest of the world. The track must remain open – even if we are aware of what it is, and that horse racing in California could soon be history." (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 05.04.2019, 14:07 PM

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