Controversy over the maintenance of horses
Racing, breeding in this park since 1934
Arcadia Horse racing will no longer be held in California's Santa Anita Park, which is counted among America's most prestigious horse racing clubs. Since 1934, horses have been racing, training and breeding at Santa Anita Park, but now Club Management has decided not to race around the world to take care of the Horse Club's attention towards the maintenance of the horses.
This decision to not make a horse race is currently applicable for a few weeks. Further decisions will be taken on the basis of subsequent circumstances. Actually, 21 horses have died during racing or training in Santa Anita Park since December.
Qualifying events this week are avoided
Santa Anita was scheduled to have a race this week, which was a qualifying event for the Race in the Kentucky Derby. Now this race has to be avoided. Two horses were killed two weeks before the 2017 Breeders Cup winner in Santa Anita. There were 12 horses during the racing (5 on the turf and 7 on the dirt track) and 9 were killed during training.