Joe Drape

New York Times, Sports reporter

New York Times, Sports reporter

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Santa Anita opens its new season on Friday. At least 30 horses died at the track last season.

Gov. Newsom takes on controversial California horse racing

Santa Anita opens its new season on Friday. At least 30 horses died at the track last season.

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