STOP RACING AT SANTA ANITA!
Look, Santa Anita is a beautiful place and one of the favorite and most recognizable tracks in all of horse racing. I have been there and it is wonderful. It’s like a desktop wallpaper image that has hosted several prominent races, including nine Breeders’ Cups. Great time there.
But something is obviously wrong with the current state of the track and now ANOTHER HORSE has died from an injury sustained during a race there. The body count is now up to 26 horses since December with this last death on Sunday.
Santa Anita Park shut down in early March to try to identify the problem after a 21st horse had to be put down. It reopened a couple weeks later but obviously there is still a huge issue because five more have died in less than two months, three in the last nine days.
How many more will it take before Santa Anita closes its doors for longer than a couple of weeks? I’m the furthest thing from a horse racing expert and even I know something is very, very wrong.
Lock it up, Santa Anita.