Pressure To Ban Horse Racing Growing Following More Deaths At Santa Anita

Pressure to ban horse racing is growing after three horses died in as many days at California’s Santa Anita Park. Anti-racing activist Heather Wilson from the group Horse Racing Wrongs wants to know if California Governor Gavin Newsom is going to take action.

A gelding was put down on Friday after breaking his ankle during a race. Another horse was euthanized on Saturday after suffering a similar injury. And a third race horse died on Sunday during training. At least 42 horses have died at the Arcadia track over the past 13 months. Track owners say they’re doing everything they can to protect horses and jockeys.