Here we go again…on the second day of racing, a horse suffered catastrophic injuries while racing on the plagued Santa Anita race track in California. The horse, a three-year-old colt name Emtech, had to be euthanized on the track after breaking both of his front legs during the eighth race of the day on Saturday.
Dr. Dionne Benson, Chief Veterinarian for The Stronach Group, provided a statement following the colt’s tragic death:
“As is protocol at Santa Anita, we will open an immediate inquiry into what factors could have contributed to Emtech’s injury. Santa Anita will work closely with the California Horse Racing Board and will continue to brief our stakeholders and all of our constituents, including the public, as more facts come in.”
A staggering 30 horses died at the Santa Anita race track during the prior racing season. As reported by ABC 7 News, the plagued track has seen a drop in attendance.
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