Santa Anita Dark

Submitted by ub on Mon, 11/04/2019 - 08:43

Santa Anita Park is a Thoroughbred racetrack in Arcadia, California, United States. It offers some of the prominent horse racing events in the United States during early Fall, Winter, and Spring.

Santa Anita is et to open its winter-spring meet on December 26, but The Breeders' Cup came within yards of staging a safe weekend of championship racing. It all came down to the $6 million Classic in front of nearly 70,000 fans and a prime-time television audience. As the 11-horse field thundered out of the final turn, Mongolian Groom faltered. Jockey Abel Cedillo jerked on the reins to ease the 4-year-old gelding, who hopped on three legs. His injured left hind leg dangled distressingly.

There was nothing to be done after the gelding sustained what officials described as "a serious fracture" of his leg. our veterinarians recommended that he be euthanized.

Mongolian Groom was euthanized following a serious leg injury in the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic. It's the 37th horse death since last December.

Racing! Santa Anita signs off until Dec. 26

A horse that suffered a serious left-hind leg injury during the Breeders' Cup Classic was euthanized, the 37th death associated with Santa Anita Park in the past 11 months

Breeders' Cup ends with 37th Santa Anita death