Harrah’s Louisiana Downs opened its quarterhorse meet on Saturday with a pair of horses falling and having to be euthanized.
Two-year-old racehorses “Lrh Fast as Oak” and “Perry Train” both fell and were euthanized according to Equibase.
Horse deaths have become more common at tracks in recent years. According to the Jockey Club’s Equine Injury Database, nearly 10 horses a week on average died at American racetracks in 2018.
Thirty-seven horses died at Santa Anita in Arcadia, California, in 2019. That track already has its first death of 2020.
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SOURCE: Shreveport Times