ARKADIA (CBSLA) – All major sports in the country have been cancelled, but horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia continued over the weekend, although no fans were allowed on the track due to the coronavirus outbreak.
FILM – Jockey Tyler Gaffallione aboard the Gear Jockey starts the race for the Young Gardener’s Cup in Santa Anita Park, California at 1. November 2019. (Getty Images)
The 12th. In March, Santa Anita Park announced its closure. But the race has been going on ever since.
On Friday, the Santa Anita park announced that it had decided to continue without fans by consulting the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) and the Golden Gate Fields in the Bay Area.
The owner of Santa Anita Park, the Stronach Group, said it would donate all its profits to charities that support the efforts of KOVID-19.
Racehorses are living, breathing animals that need constant control and care – from nutrition to exercise to veterinary care – Twitter Santa Anita Park Horses cannot survive without human contact and care. Sport horses are air-conditioned athletes and staying in a stable without daily exercise is harmful to their health, safety and well-being.
In Santa Anita there were always fights because dozens of horses died during competitions or training sessions in the park. Since December 2018 a total of 46 horses have died in Santa Anita during a race or training. Of these, nine deaths have been recorded during the current winter sports season, which began in December.
A government investigation earlier this month found no evidence that drugs or illegal procedures contributed to the deaths of 23 horses that died between 31 December 2018 and 31 December 2018. March 2019 in the park.
Last June, the government of California, Gavin Newsome, signed a law giving the HRCB the right to stop racing in Santa Anita if it so wishes.
The Santa Anita race was launched in February 2019 – after the 19th. Death of a horse – and in March – after the 21st. Death of a horse – temporarily suspended so that experts can test the park’s three race tracks – the main track, the training track and the lawn mower track – to reduce the problem.
Santa Anita again became involved in a controversy in September when the New York Times published a report claiming that the triple crown winner of 2018 had failed the drug test after the Santa Anita Derby and the HRCB kept the test results secret. Renowned coach Bob Buffert vehemently denied that it is justified to consciously administer performance-enhancing drugs. Instead, he stated that the scopolamine found in Justify’s system after the horse won the Santa Anita Derby in April 2018 was due to Jimson Wade in his diet.