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Santa Anita Park’s Winter-Spring season, conducted from September through June, ended June 17 with a near perfect 99.97% safety mark according to a press release from the track Monday morning. The release notes that the mark is the highest in the world among tracks racing with a similar schedule. Over the six-month period, a total of 6,678 horses ran in races over the track’s dirt and turf courses.

“Santa Anita Park veterinarians performed nearly 6,400 examinations prior to horses working at Santa Anita since Sept. 1 of last year,” said Chief Veterinary Officer for 1/ST Racing Dionne Benson “The heightened scrutiny has allowed for additional opportunities for everyone to work for the best interest of the horse. We are pleased that since HISA adopted many of the Santa Anita Park and California protocols in the last year, the overall safety of the sport has improved throughout the country.”

The post Santa Anita Concludes Winter-Spring Season With Near Perfect Safety Record appeared first on TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video | Thoroughbred Breeding and Auctions.

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