As 2 more horses die, pressure mounts to close the Santa Anita Race Track

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An early morning at the Santa Anita Race Track in May 2019. Photo by Saul Gonzalez.

The Santa Anita Race Track has denied the California Horse Racing Board’s request to cancel the rest of the horse racing season. That's despite the fact that two more horses died at the track over the weekend. Since the start of this season, 29 total horses have died.