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Another Thoroughbred Horse Dies at Santa Anita On Thursday, representatives of the famous California racetrack said the total death toll since Christmas has increased to 22 Has.
Three-year-old foal, Princess Lili B, trained by David Bernstein, suffered a catastrophic injury during a recent training session. He had to be crushed by nine in the morning, said Santa Anita and state officials.
The rash of deadly spots prompted officials to stop racing at the racetrack on March 3, and they started training on the main line on Monday.  The canceled races included the $ 600,000 Santa Anita Handicap.
While fatal accidents in horse racing are a constant threat, the number of fatalities has recently been remarkable. In Santa Anita, there were ten from December 26 to March 5 in the years 2017 to 18, during this period 11 and in the years 2015 to 16 16, according to the California Horse Racing Board (Santa Horse Board).
Santa Anita, located about 20 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, opened on Christmas Day 1934 and is one of the sport's most famous racetracks.
Known as "The Great Race Place," iconic horses such as Azucar, Seabiscuit, Spectacular Bid, the Americans Pharoah and Justify in Arcadia, California, have contested the oval.
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