Two more horses die at Santa Anita racetrack; owners reject state board’s request to end season

first_imgSanta Anita officials have rejected the California Horse Racing Board’s request to cancel the final six days of its spring-summer meet, a statement from the board said Sunday. Two more horses died at the track this weekend, bringing the total number of fatalities to 29 during the meet.The board’s request was issued in the wake of the meet’s 28th death on Saturday night, saying the closure could “provide the industry more time to fully implement previously announced safety initiatives and …last_img