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: Funeral Service To Be Held In Covina Hills For Lance Cpl. Dylan Merola Who Was Killed In Afghanistan Mother, 2-Year-Old Son Fall To Their Deaths At Petco Park In San Diego
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: Pedestrian Killed, 1 Other Injured In 2-Car Crash In Pico-Union
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