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Why Have 21 Horses Died At A California Racetrack Since December?

It's horrified the racing world and experts say there's no clear answer as to why this is happening, though there are some theories. Santa Anita Park has halted racing to test the track.
Santa Anita Park, shown here in 2012, has halted races and training to try to determine what is causing the horse deaths. Source: Frederic J. Brown

Since the start of the racing season in late December, a shocking 21 horses have died at the famed Santa Anita Park racetrack in southern California.

It's horrified the racing world and experts say there's no clear answer as to why this is happening.

Santa Anita's owners, The Stronach Group, announced on Tuesday that it was halting racing and training at the park in order to test the

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