Santa Anita reopens after closing due to dozens of horse deaths

Santa Anita Park, shown here in 2012, has halted races and training to try to determine what is causing the horse deaths.
Santa Anita Park, shown here in 2012, has halted races and training to try to determine what is causing the horse deaths.
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Horses are back on the track at Santa Anita Park. Officials closed it down this week to study it after nineteen horses died in just two months.

Spectators cheered and waved from the green arena benches as horses whipped by them on the one-mile track.

But the return of betting and jockeys was still nerve-wracking for park management.