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Feinstein joins call for Santa Anita to suspend horse racing
Concord Monitor, New Hampshire - June 10, 2019

ARCADIA, Calif. – U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has joined the California Horse Racing Board in calling for Santa Anita to immediately suspend the remainder of its meet after the deaths of two more horses last weekend.A total of 29 horses have now died since ...

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2nd horse in 2 days, 29th overall, dies at Santa Anita
USA Today, New York - June 10, 2019

CLOSEARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A second horse in two days and 29th overall has died at Santa Anita, where management has chosen to continue racing for the rest of the current meet.Truffalino collapsed in the final stages of the third race on turf Sunday. A ...

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27th horse dies since start of California racetrack's season
USA Today, New York - June 8, 2019

CLOSELOS ANGELES (AP) — A horse has died after fracturing a shoulder while training, making colt Derby River the 27th horse death since Santa Anita opened its season in late December.The Los Angeles Times reports the 2-year-old unraced horse was euthanized ...

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Horse Racing: Belmont Stakes Historical Facts & Figures
Awesemo.com - June 7, 2019

This Saturday Horse Racing’s Triple Crown will conclude with the Belmont Stakes. While there is no triple crown on the line, the race will still provide great storylines, gambling options, and big pools.Before we dive into the history of the Belmont, did ...

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Santa Anita horse fatalities continue with 27th horse death since December
The Washington Post - June 6, 2019

River Derby became the 27th horse catastrophically injured at Santa Anita Park since its winter/spring meet began. (Jae C. Hong/AP) Yet another horse sustained a catastrophic injury while training at California’s historic Santa Anita Park racecourse, the ...

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Horse racing deaths: Third horse in 9 days dies at Santa Anita Park in Southern California
CBS News, New Jersey - May 28, 2019

May 27, 2019 / 9:10 PM / CBS News Another horse dies at SoCal race track A 26th horse was euthanized Sunday at a Southern California track after suffering a leg injury during a race. He was the ...

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US government offers $1K to adopt a wild horse
New York Post, New York - May 22, 2019

Whoa Nelly! In an effort to control the population of wild horses, the US government is offering $1,000 for anyone willing to adopt one of the majestic animals, CBS reported. The current population of wild mustangs totals around 88,000, Gus Warr, a worker at the ...

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Another horse dies after injury at Santa Anita Park, 25th since December
NBC News - May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019, 4:22 AM UTCBy Phil HelselAnother horse was euthanized after suffering an injury during a race at Southern California’s Santa Anita Park, the park’s owners said, bringing the number of equine deaths related to the venue to 25 since late ...

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Race horse loses rider but wins our hearts by racing without him
Mashable, California - May 19, 2019

We are all Bodexpress, making it happen even when no one's at the wheelImage: Rob Carr/Getty Images)By Jess Joho They're calling him a dark horse, but we see nothing but a bright beacon of what perseverance in the face of adversity looks like. At the Preakness ...

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Perspective | Horse racing is a sport without a rider
The Washington Post - May 19, 2019

BALTIMORE — A pipe burst, so not all the toilets worked . The grandstands past which the horses parade en route from the barn are so decrepit, they were closed. The city of Baltimore is suing the owners of Pimlico Race Course, which is probably the second-most ...

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Maximum Security owners sue to restore Kentucky Derby win, seek $1.86M purse
Courier Journal - May 15, 2019

CLOSE Video of the Kentucky Derby 2019 race that jockey Luis Saez's representatives say show a difference cause of the horses bumping. Provided by representatives of Luis Saez, Louisville Courier JournalThe owners of Maximum Security are suing in federal ...

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Help. Who (or What) on Earth Was That Horse in 'Game of Thrones'?
ELLE.com - May 13, 2019

Warning: Spoilers ahead.Here's the thing. Game of Thrones fans know the drill now. We were expecting Cleganebowl (RIP, the Hound Sandor). We even expected Daenerys to go full Targaryen and do something point-of-no-return heinous (though perhaps not as bad as torching ...

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No 2019 Triple Crown: Country House, horse that won Kentucky Derby, will not run in Preakness Stakes
CBS News, New Jersey - May 7, 2019

May 7, 2019 / 3:39 PM / CBS/AP Kentucky Derby disqualification raises questions Country House — the declared the winner of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday — will not run in the ...

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'Stunned' owner of Maximum Security vows appeal, says horse won't race in Preakness
NBC News - May 6, 2019

May 6, 2019, 11:52 AM UTC / Updated May 6, 2019, 12:41 PM UTCBy Elisha FieldstadtThe co-owner of Maximum Security, the horse that crossed the finish line first at the Kentucky Derby but was disqualified, said Monday that he was stunned by the decision and ...

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The Kentucky Derby’s unsung heroes averted disaster in horse racing’s worst year
The Washington Post - May 5, 2019

Maximum Security and War of Will were very nearly caught in a tangle of legs on the home stretch of the Kentucky Derby. (Andy Lyons / Getty Images) The most exciting two minutes in horse racing turned into the most controversial 22 when Maximum Security was disqualified ...

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