In just two months, 20 horses, including former Breeders’ Cup winner Battle of Midway, have died racing at California’s famous Santa Anita Race Track. The most recent death—a four-year-old filly— occurred just days after the track shut down to investigate the deadly streak of fatal fractures and heart attacks killing horses at the track.
Santa Anita officials claim the investigation uncovered no issues, but still refuse to keep the racetrack closed until the cause of the alarmingly high death rate can be identified. The inaction by racing officials is a testament to an industry that prioritizes profits over the lives of innocent animals.
Sign and share today to urge Santa Anita to stop the senseless death of racehorses by closing down its track.
In an industry where horses are property, and life insurance will cover their deaths, there is no incentive for owners, trainers, or track officials—benefiting from gambling profits—to close down a deadly track. However, after 20 horses and counting have raced to their death, it is clear that Santa Anita needs to take immediate action by shutting down its main racetrack.
More horses will die if Santa Anita is not closed down. Sign today to tell the racetrack to save horses lives by immediately shutting down the track.