Santa Anita Park Bans Race Day Medication After 22nd Horse Dies in Less Than 3 Months
ARCADIA, Calif. - After another fatality raised Santa Anita Park's horse death toll to 22 in less than three months, company officials on Thursday declared a zero-tolerance policy for race day medication at the Arcadia facility. The Stronach Group, which owns the racetrack, did not definitively blame the horses' fatal injuries on the substances they received. But the company said it needed to take a step toward fixing a "broken" system, according to KTLA.