Source: Associated Press A “3-year-old filly died of a heart attack.” FILE – In this March 5, 2019, file photo, a statue of Zenyatta stands in the paddock gardens area at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is supporting a state Senate bill that […]
By John Cherwa as published on The LA Times A 27th horse has died since Santa Anita opened its meeting on Dec. 26 after the colt Derby River sustained a catastrophic injury while training Wednesday morning. After six weeks without a death, there have been four fatalities since […]
By John Cherwa / LA Times “I believe today’s horse is more precocious, more brilliant at 2-years-old and 3 than they used to be, but they’re also more fragile…” Santa Anita is inching toward its projected March 29 opening after having closed for live racing on March 5 […]
Horse trainer Doug O’Neill was said to be “ecstatic” over the wins at the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness by his horse, I’ll Have Another. He is proud of his racing record. The racing world now looks to the remaining Triple Crown race, the Belmont Stakes on June 9. Will there be a Triple Crown winner this year, the first since 1978?