Santa Anita Bans Drugs and Whips After Spate of Horse Deaths | | Yoga Beauty Health
Princess Lili B broke both front legs while training. As is common after such injuries to horses, she was euthanized. The 22 deaths since Dec. 26 are more than the total number of deaths, 20 over 122 racing days, in 2017, according to Jockey Club data.The track has been shut down twice this year and remains suspended for racing.The track's policy changes came after a bill, the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2019, was introduced in Congress on Thursday by Representatives Paul Tonko, Democrat of New York, and Andy Barr, Republican of Kentucky. The bill would create a private, independent authority, the Horseracing Anti-Doping and Medication Control Authority, responsible for developing and administering a nationwide antidoping and medication control program for horse racing.The industry has resisted such changes for decades, and Santa Anita's spike in fatalities once again put the sport's lack of meaningful oversight in the spotlight. The Stronach Group, under pressure from animal rights