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California Take Action: 25th Horse Dies as Santa Anita Park "Death Track"!

horse dies Santa Anita ParkTwo more horses have died at Santa Anita Park "Death Track" since the season started in December 2018, bringing the death toll to 25 — 30 if you include off-track deaths.

On Friday, May 17, 2019, three-year-old gelding Commander Coil suffered a severe shoulder injury and was subsequently euthanized, and on Monday, May 20th, three-year-old gelding Spectacular Music became the 25th fatality after reportedly sustaining a fatal injury to his pelvis.

Although the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) recently voted to ban the use of jockeys' whips and medication on race days in light of the recent spate of horse deaths, the fact still remains 200 horses have died at Santa Anita Park in the past five years alone! 

California: Take Action!

Please join local animal advocates in speaking out against Santa Anita Park at two incredibly important events:

1. Thursday, May 23, 2019: Speak out against the unnecessary horse deaths at Santa Anita Park during the California Horse Racing Board's next meeting! Each speaker will have three minutes to give public comment.

WHAT: California Horse Racing Board Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 9:30 am

WHERE: Santa Anita Park - 285 Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007 (The meeting will be held in the Baldwin Terrace Room.) 

2. Sunday, May 26, 2019: Protest the 30 horse deaths at Santa Anita Park!

WHAT: Protest at Santa Anita Park "Death Track"

WHEN: Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 11 am

WHERE: Santa Anita Park - 285 Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007 (The demonstration will be held at Gate 5.)

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