Santa Anita Park Refuses to Close Despite 29 Horse Deaths
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.
A California racetrack is refusing to close even though 29 horses have died since the start of racing season.
Two more horses died over the weekend after being injured at Santa Anita.
The California Horse Racing Board is asking the track to close for the rest of the season to improve safety conditions.
But the park says it will stay open until its scheduled closing, June 23rd.
Santa Anita says it has already made changes and improvements that have been effective.
The racing board might have more power soon to take action...
A new bill would grant the California Horse Racing Board power to stop or move meets with no waiting periods.
It's already been endorsed by the governor.
Most of the deaths occurred before the track temporarily suspended racing in early March and limited training.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)