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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 09:46 PM

2nd horse in 2 days, 29th overall, dies at Santa Anita

Source: Associated Press

2nd horse in 2 days, 29th overall, dies at Santa Anita

June 9, 2019

ARCADIA, 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 track spokesman says the 3-year-old filly died of a heart attack.

She was trained by Hall of Famer Richard Mandella and was ridden by Joe Talamo. Truffalino had one win in six career starts and earnings of $53,602, according to Equibase.

A day earlier, Formal Dude pulled up in the 10th race and was vanned off the track after breaking down nearing the finish line. Tiago Pereira was aboard the favorite trained by Phil D’Amato. The 4-year-old gelding was winless in six career starts and had earnings of $15,127, according to Equibase. Formal Dude was euthanized.

The California Horse Racing Board has recommended that the track suspend the remaining days of its meet, which is set to end June 23. However, Santa Anita management has chosen to continue racing.

The racing board doesn’t have the authority to suspend a race meet or remove race dates from a current meet without the approval of the track operator or without holding a public meeting that requires 10 days’ notice.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/f8a0b8a83212426f872018c25785ac24

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 10:47 PM

1. Tragic. They should be shut down while the cause of these deaths is investigated. nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:29 AM

2. people are actually attending

these races where it is likely a horse will die. Disgusting
They need to get some honest environmental testing companies in there.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 10:58 PM

3. How this isn't a national scandal is beyond me

Even on the local LA news, it's not the lead story.

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