Santa Anita had actually its seventh gyeongju or training fatality of the race meet when My kid Sbud broken his left former ankle while to run in the 2nd race Saturday.The 3-year-old gelding was to run in last location when the suddenly showed up in distress near the optimal of the stretch and was pulled up through jockey Heriberto Figueroa. He was transported for diagnostics prior to being euthanized.

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The brand-new Mexico-bred equine was running in his fifth race and also had never ever finished much better than fourth. His lifetime revenue were $3,380. My boy Sbud, initially purchased because that $16,000, was running in a $16,000 explain race. He to be trained by Oscar Heredia. Five of the 7 deaths have developed racing, two suffered catastrophic injuries ~ above the main dirt course. Critical year there were no gyeongju deaths top top the main dirt surface.

Santa Anita has considerably improved its security record since the destructive 2019 racing year, which begins each year on Dec. 26. Throughout that year, 37 equines perished either racing and also training. By this suggest in 2019 there were 23 fatalities. Last racing year, the track had decreased its fatality counting to 16.

Santa Anita has actually 14 mainly of racing left this year, which contains the remainder of the winter/spring meeting and the five-week fall meeting.

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Trainer Bob Baffert’s Concert Tour placed a lackluster third in Saturday’s $1-million Arkansas Derby, which was won by 12-1 longshot supervisor Stock.

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