Santa Anita races continue amid horse deaths

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After being shut-down for more than 3 weeks, horses are running once again at California’s Santa Anita race track.

But many people are angry that 23 horses have died since December due to racing accidents at the park.

Santa Anita park’s biggest day of racing went off without any injuries.

It comes after arms runner had to be euthanized last Sunday after he tripped and fell with another horse.

Santa Anita re-opened last week following a 24-day suspension and new safety protocols were put in place.

On Sunday, about 50-activists demonstrated outside the track.

“Our goal today is to increase pressure on this death track. We want it shut down. We want horse racing to end in California,” Heather Wilson, a demonstrator, said.

Derby Day is a big deal because the highest stakes race is a million dollar stepping stone to qualify for the Kentucky Derby.

California Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congresswoman Judy Chu are demanding racing at the track end until an investigation into the 23 horse deaths is finished.

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