ARCADIA (CBSLA) — Another horse has died while training at Santa Anita Park, becoming the 15th to die in racing or training-related incidents at the racetrack this season.
Lightsaber, an unraced 2-year-old filly, died Sunday in what the California Horse Racing Board said was a training-related death. Lightsaber reportedly broke her left hind leg during morning workouts and was euthanized after attending veterinarians determined the injury was unrecoverable.READ MORE: 100+ Railroad Ties Damaged In Fire At Vernon Lumber Yard Glendale School Football Teams To Hold 'Virtual Practices' After Positive COVID Tests
Fifteen horses have died since the season started in late December. Lightsaber is now the 50th horse to die at the park since December of 2018, but an investigation by state regulators last year determined most of the horses had “pre-existing pathology.”MORE NEWS: Help Needed To Find 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am That Was Being Stored In Trailer In Los Angeles Tow Yard
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