LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Santa Anita Park has canceled horse racing indefinitely after the modern in a series of horse fatalities on the famed music.
The song has now suffered 21 fatalities for the reason that iciness meet started out on Dec. 26.
Santa Anita additionally announced on Tuesday that it has hired Dennis Moore, the previous track superintendent, as a representative to help lead look at of the tuning surface that is causing deaths.
The California Horse Racing Board is likewise investigating the matter.
The announcement of suspension comes as the tune changed into the set to host a big racing weekend that featured the Santa Anita Handicap for older horses and the San Felipe Stakes for three-12 months-vintage Kentucky Derby hopefuls.
Mick Peterson, an expert from the University of Kentucky on surfaces who became introduced in the closing week to observe the song, stated a shut-down can be necessary before the choice.
“If you may figure it out, you have to cease racing,” Peterson instructed the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday. “I’ve advised (racing secretary) Steve Lym, preserve trying out till we know what’s occurring. We’re all in. We’re going to figure it out.”