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NEW RULES CONVULSE A MULTI-BILLION-DOLLAR HORSE RACING INDUSTRY

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in BREAKING NEWS, HEALTH AND WEALTH, HORSE NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

NEW RULES CONVULSE A MULTI-BILLION-DOLLAR HORSE RACING INDUSTRY

 

 

NO RACE-DAY DRUGS AND NO USE OF WHIPS AT SANTA ANITA TRACK IN RESPONSE TO MULTIPLE HORSE DEATHS

 

March 19, 2019

The owners of the Santa Anita racehorse track announced strict new rules for their sport — no race-day drugs, no use of whips — in response to a spate of horse deaths, 22 since the end of December.

The new rules have not only put trainers and owners at the track on notice, but also convulsed a multibillion-dollar industry from Kentucky to New York that has resisted meaningful oversight for decades. The stakes are high, especially in California, where the animal rights movement is particularly strong, and all it takes is 600,000 signatures on a petition to prompt a ballot initiative on whether horse racing should even exist here.

Even more harrowing is the fact that Los Angeles County district attorney’s office investigators are looking into deaths at the behest of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

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