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Horses keep dying at SoCal racetrack

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by SnarkShark, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    Another horse broke down today. Pretty terrible stuff.

    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/serious-630371-turf-mar.html
    http://www.drf.com/news/del-mar-hold-turf-racing-wednesday-despite-horse-deaths
    http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/jul/29/horse-racing-del-mar-safe/
     
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Death of race horses?
     
  3. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Insurance scam?
     
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    The Del Mar official statement is ridiculous. They continue to believe the turf course is safe, even though A DOZEN horses have died? Who's writing their statements, Baghdad Bob?
     
  5. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Active Member

    I don't follow the ponies, but I went to Del Mar last Sunday for the first time, The turf races were switched to the main track and I thought it was just because there was a serious thunderstorm that morning. One of the people I was with is a horse owner and he was mentioning the two casualties a day or two before. Between races, workers were changing the fence near where the home stretch starts. And you could see other workers casually walking on the turf course and from time to time, they'd stomp the ground, like fixing a divot.
     
  6. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    No more turf sprints for the meet . . . and no turf racing the rest of this week.
     
  7. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    Happened again...

    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/track-630519-turf-horse.html

     
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Starting to sound like a Jack Reacher novel
     
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