John Cherwa

LA Times contributor

LA Times contributor

John Cherwa on KCRW

The fall horse racing season started last weekend at Santa Anita and one horse has already died.

Horses keep dying at Santa Anita. Why can't California shut down racing?

The fall horse racing season started last weekend at Santa Anita and one horse has already died.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Santa Anita Race Track has denied the California Horse Racing Board’s request to cancel the rest of the horse racing season.

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

The Santa Anita Race Track has denied the California Horse Racing Board’s request to cancel the rest of the horse racing season.

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