Horse suffers 'sudden death' at Santa Anita Park, bringing total deaths in over a year to 43

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020
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Another racehorse died at Santa Anita Park over the weekend, bringing the total number of horse deaths at the track to 43 since December 2018.

ARCADIA, Calif. (KABC) -- Another racehorse died at Santa Anita Park over the weekend, bringing the total number of horse deaths at the track to 43 since December 2018.

The 6-year-old gelding, Double Touch, suffered what was described as a "sudden death" on the training track on Saturday, according to an incident alert on the race track's website. The horse died of unknown causes and results from a necropsy are pending.

The 43rd death comes a few weeks after two other horses were euthanized at the park within two days. Both of those animals were euthanized after fracturing their right front ankles.

2 horses euthanized in 2 days after suffering injuries at Santa Anita Park