PBS NewsHour

Santa Anita horse deaths cast shadow over racing industry

Clip: 03/08/2019 | 3m 54s

Santa Anita Park is one of the country’s most famous and storied horse racing venues, and this weekend it was due to host a major prep contest for May’s Kentucky Derby. But a spike in deaths among horses training there -- 21 have died since December 26 -- has prompted the track to close for testing, amid rising alarm from critics who fear the sport is too grueling to begin with. John Yang reports.

Aired: 03/08/19

Rating: NR

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