RIP Golden Birthday. The 1st horse of 2020 to die during a race took 48 hours into the year. Where did this happen? You guessed it, Santa Anita. More than 40 horses have died at this track since 2018. PETA is calling for Santa Anita to stop racing in the wake of Golden Birthday's death.
LA County DA found no animal cruelty involved and is not investigating.
I love horse racing, but this needs to stop. Bust the PED abusers and stop racing during bad weather. You may lose some money cleaning up the steroids and not racing a few days, but you could be saving the industry from extinction.