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Testing of Santa Anita is forging ahead

LOS ANGELES_As the sun peeked over the backstretch of the Los Alamitos Race Course on Saturday, there were unfamiliar faces. Over the next couple of days, as many as 100 horses will come from Santa Anita to work out at a track that is best known for running quarter horses, not thoroughbreds.

Santa Anita has suspended racing and training at its 85-year-old facility for the only time since it opened, except for World War II when it served as an internment camp and a couple of labor strikes. The move was made in the wake of 21 horse fatalities from Dec. 26 to March 5.

There has been no definitive answer for the deaths, but experts are looking toward the ground - the racing surface. And now, as

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