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Two more racehorses die at Southern California track: media

Added 05-21-19 04:10:03am EST - “Two further racehorses have died since Friday at Santa Anita Park following a sp...” - Reuters.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reuters.com: “Two more racehorses die at Southern California track: media”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

(Reuters) - Two further racehorses have died since Friday at Santa Anita Park following a spate of 23 other equine deaths at the Southern California venue since December, multiple media have reported.

The gelding Spectacular Music suffered a pelvis injury in a race on Sunday and was euthanized on Monday, the Los Angeles Times and other media reported, citing racetrack officials.

It follows the death on Friday of three-year-old gelding Commander Coil, which suffered a fatal shoulder injury while training at the venue and became the 24th horse to die since Dec. 26, NBC News and other media reported.

In March, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office launched an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding horse deaths at the park, one of America’s premiere thoroughbred tracks, in Arcadia about 15 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

The district attorney’s office created a task force to investigate training and veterinary practices.

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