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California Horse Racing Board Meets Following More Deaths At Santa Anita Park

(File photo) A rider rests with his horse on the track at Santa Anita Park.
(File photo) A rider rests with his horse on the track at Santa Anita Park.
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At a California Horse Racing Board meeting held in Arcadia last week animal rights activists called for an end to horse racing.

Board commissioners didn’t agree, but did pass a motion backing a bill making its way through the California State Legislature. That bill would make it easier to cancel races when safety issues arise.

This is an archive post of a radio story that aired on May 23.