December 6, 2021.Reading time 5 minutes.
Medina Spirit collapsed and died after a workout today at Santa Anita, presumably from a cardiac event. The three-year old colt finished first in this year’s Kentucky Derby, but failed a post-Derby drug test, testing positive for betamethasone, an anti-inflammatory steroid used to treat joint pain in horses. “Near the end of his breeze this […]
March 11, 2020.Reading time 6 minutes.
Despite the publicity surrounding the wide-spread drugging revealed by an FBI investigation, an inquiry from the California Racing Board has revealed no illegal medications or procedures were involved with the 23 Santa Anita fatalities; instead, 21 of the horses had evidence pre-existing pathology at the site of their fatal injury. In plain English, the horses […]
April 29, 2019.Reading time 5 minutes.
As the Kentucky Derby approaches on May 4th, the most talked about issue in horse racing is not who will win the prestigious race. Rather, it’s what’s been happening at Santa Anita. Twenty-three race horses have died at the Santa Anita racetrack since the end of December 2018, mostly due to injuries from racing or […]
November 12, 2013.Reading time less than 1 minute.
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