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Two Horses Within Two Days Declared Dead At Santa Anita Park, Totaling A Whooping 29 Deaths Since The Season Began

Another horse has been declared dead at the Santa Anita track in California, and that's just one day after another horse was pronounced dead. Two horses. Within two days. Adding to a shocking total of 29 since the racing track began its season in December 2018. And despite all this death, Santa Anita management has chosen to continue racing for the rest of the current meet.

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    Truffalino, a 3-year-old filly, collapsed during a race this past Sunday and the temperature at the time of the race was a high of 97 degrees. A spokesman from Santa Anita told the Washington Post that the filly had a heart attack.

    Horses running past the main scoreboard in Santa Anita Park horse racing track with the mountains in the background

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    The day right before Truffalino's sudden passing, Formal Dude, a 4-year-old gelding, was euthanized after it was reported that there was some injury to his pelvis.

    Jockeys and horses vying for position in a race at Santa Anita Park
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    Kathy Guillermo, senior vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals had this to say about the situation:

    Statue of Zenyatta the horse stands in the paddock gardens area at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California

    "Either the rules aren't strong enough, or the rules aren't being followed, but whatever the reason for the deaths of two more horses, Santa Anita needs to listen to the California Horse Racing Board and shut down."


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    Protesters outside of Santa Anita Park

    People holding RIP signs to protest the death of the horses at Santa Anita Park
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    One thing is blatantly obvious here, something has got to change and fast

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