The owners of the Santa Anita racetrack where at least 29 horses have died in recent months are agreeing to new safety procedures. That includes a five-member team that will have the power to remove horses that don’t appear fit. Critics like Patrick Battuello from Horseracing Wrongs aren’t impressed:
The reforms come less than a day after California Governor Gavin Newsom called for more oversight. State racing officials call the decision “unprecedented.” Critics say they will try to focus public attention on horse racing deaths at other tracks. Santa Anita’s official season ends later this month.