Santa Anita imposing new safety, welfare rules for horses

Santa Anita imposing new safety, welfare rules for horses

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita is imposing new rules to scrutinize horses training on its racetrack and adding a director of equine welfare following the deaths of 21 horses since Dec. 26.

The Stronach Group, which owns the historic Southern California track, announced the changes on Saturday.

The main dirt track is still being examined, a process that began Thursday. The racetrack remains indefinitely closed for racing.

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