Second horse in 2 days dies in training in Santa Anita

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A filly died on Tuesday after suffering a training injury in Santa Anita, the second such death in two days on the track and the fifth this year.

Cayton Kid, a 4-year-old filly trained by Gary Stute, sustained a musculoskeletal injury while training on the Arcadia track, according to the California Horse Racing Board website. She landed her only win on April 10 of hers in seven career starts and earned $ 25,740.

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A 3-year-old filly named Magnolia suffered a musculoskeletal injury during training on Monday and was put down, the council said. She coached by Simon Callaghan, she won her only start of hers last year at Del Mar and earned $ 42,000.

An outrider walks a horse along the track late in the day during the opening day of the autumn horse racing at the Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021.
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Of the five deaths in Santa Anita this year, four occurred during training and one during a competition, the CHRB said.

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It’s down sharply from 2019, when 42 horses died on the track, prompting a number of rule changes.

Last year, 12 horses died in Santa Anita and 17 died in 2020.

Six horses died this year at Los Alamitos racecourse in Orange County, five in training and one in competition.