Santa Anita Park

Thoroughbred racetrack in Arcadia, California, USA

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Santa Anita Park: Thoroughbred racetrack in Arcadia, California, USA
Santa Anita Park is a Thoroughbred racetrack in Arcadia, California, United States. It offers some of the prominent horse racing events in the United States during early fall, winter and in spring. The track is home to numerous prestigious races including both the Santa Anita Derby and the Santa Anita Handicap as well as hosting the Breeders' Cup in 1986, 1993, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and will host in 2019. Since 2011, The Stronach Group are the current owners.


Horse deaths loom over Breeders' Cup Classic

Safety is a top concern heading into the 2019 Breeders' Cup Classic after 36 horses died at Santa Anita Park since December. The track made sweeping safety changes, some question whether it's enough...
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Mongolian Groom trainer 'very sorry' following horse's death at Breeders' Cup

Mongolian Groom suffered a broken leg in the final stretch of the Breeders' Cup Classic, becoming the 37th fatality at Santa Anita since December. - Published

Latest horse death raises safety concerns at California race track

The death of another horse at California’s Santa Anita race track is raising safety concerns about the sport. In Saturday’s $6 million Breeders' Cup classic, the horse Mongolian Groom broke his..
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Mongolian Groom euthanized after Breeders' Cup Classic injury; 37th horse to die at Santa Anita since December

Mongolian Groom, a 4-year-old gelding, was euthanized Saturday after injuring hind leg down stretch at Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park. - Published

Protesters greet Breeders' Cup patrons at Santa Anita

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Horse racing: Safety the priority at Breeders' Cup in Santa Anita

Tensions were running high at troubled Santa Anita Park this week ahead of the Breeders' Cup championships on Friday and Saturday as all involved hope the horses compete safely.
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Drug reform in U.S. horse racing faces obstacles

Outrage over the deaths of 36 horses at Santa Anita Park in Southern California since December has given a boost to federal legislation aimed at stopping drug abuse in the sport.
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36th horse dies at Santa Anita racetrack since December

2-year-old filly Bye Bye Beautiful injured her right front leg less than a half-mile from the finish line in a race at Santa Anita and was euthanized
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Horse death toll at Santa Anita climbs to 35

Mare G Q Covergirl was euthanized on Friday after she injured her two front legs while running on the training track at Santa Anita Park, bringing the death toll at the venue to 35 since Dec. 26.
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An Unexpected Response to a Story of Homelessness: ‘This Article Is About My Father’

Monday: Examining a crisis that has touched many families. Also: Another horse death at Santa Anita, and the Governator’s gift to Greta Thunberg. - Published

Horse euthanized at Santa Anita days after racing season begins

Officials said they would work closely with state officials to try to figure out what went wrong
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California governor signs new horse racing rules after latest death

California's governor on Wednesday signed legislation allowing state officials to suspend or shut down horse races with little notice, responding to a furor over the death of 30 horses since December..
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How Horse Racing Went Horribly Wrong at Santa Anita

There were 30 horse deaths in six months. Many blame a culture of chasing profits and a racing surface trainers say was unsafe. - Published

Santa Anita season ends after 30 horse deaths, trainer ban

Santa Anita's troubled racing season has come to a close after the deaths of 30 horses at the Southern California track rattled the industry and led to Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer being.. - Published

Hall of Fame trainer banned from Santa Anita after 30th horse since Dec. 26 dies

Hall of Fame horse trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was banned from Santa Anita racetrack after the death of another horse under his care. - Published

30th horse dies at Santa Anita Park this race season

More than 60 horses have died at Santa Anita Park since the beginning of 2018
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California racing course refuses to close after two more horses die

The Santa Anita Park horse racing track near Los Angeles will not close before season-end as requested by regulators, its owners said on Sunday, after media reported that two more horses died at the..
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2nd horse in 2 days, 29th overall, dies at Santa Anita

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 - Published

Another Santa Anita horse death puts Breeders' Cup site in greater jeopardy

Another horse has died at Santa Anita, putting tje Breeders' Cup site in great jeopardy. There has been 27 horses who died since later December. - Published