Fourth Equine Fatality in Four Days at Santa Anita

A 3-year-old gelding suffered a catastrophic injury during training at Santa Anita Monday and was euthanized, adding to three deaths at the Arcadia oval Friday and Saturday, according to Daily Racing Form. Santa Anita announced Sunday its main track would be closed for training Tuesday as officials conduct an examination of the racing surface in response to an increase in equine fatalities from last year to the current meeting.

Charmer John (He's Top) broke down soon after turning into the stretch during a work shortly after the track's 7:30 renovation break Monday, DRF's Jay Privman reported. The once-raced gelding was taken by horse ambulance back to the barn of trainer Mark Glatt, but was euthanized shortly after.

This story will be updated throughout the day.

Not a subscriber? Click here to sign up for the daily PDF or alerts.

Copy Article Link


Never miss another story from the TDN

Click Here to sign up for a free subscription.