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Santa Anita Park Resists Call To Suspend Racing After 2 More Horses Die

The weekend deaths of the two horses bring the number of animals that have died at the track since December to 29. But the California park says it will remain open until racing season ends June 23.

Los Angeles County's Santa Anita Park is standing firm against calls to cancel the rest of its racing season after the deaths of two more horses over the weekend, bringing the number of horses that have died at the track since December to 29.

In a highly unusual move Saturday, the California Horse Racing Board asked the park to scuttle competition for the seven remaining race days to "provide the industry more time to fully

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