Horses euthanized after injuries in races 90 minutes apart
(Reuters) – Two horses have been euthanized after suffering injuries on Sunday in races 90 minutes apart at Del Mar racetrack in southern California, officials said.
The deaths were the first this year in competition at the track near San Diego. There have been 37 deaths at the Santa Anita track near Los Angeles since December.
Ghost Street, a three-year-old gelding, suffered a front leg injury in the third race on the Del Mar turf course.
Three races later, Prayer Warrior, a three-year-old colt, was pulled up on the far turn of the dirt track with a front leg injury.
Both horses were later euthanized, track officials said.
Four other horses died in training accidents during the track’s summer racing season, which ended on Sept. 2, NBCSandiego.com reported.
(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina; Editing by Ken Ferris)
More Top Stories
President Donald Trump on Saturday plans to name conservative appellate judge Amy Coney Barrett as his third U.S. Supreme Court appointment, setting off a scramble …read more
U.S. Senate Republicans on Sunday prepared a concerted push toward quickly confirming President Donald Trump’s third Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, despite strenuous objections …read more
A wind-driven wildfire erupted on Sunday in the heart of northern California’s Napa Valley wine country and spread across more than 1,000 acres (404 hectares), …read more
A Kentucky legislator who was arrested during demonstrations over the Breonna Taylor case accused Louisville police of detaining her and about 20 allies on false …read more
President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017, the New York Times reported Sunday, citing tax-return data.read more
A U.S. judge in Washington said he plans to decide later on Sunday whether to block a Trump administration order banning Apple Inc and Alphabet …read more