After 30 Horse Deaths, California Officials May Soon Have The Power To Shut Down Tracks

The California Legislature passed a bill on Monday that would give horse racing officials broad authority to move or suspend races, just days after the conclusion of a racing season that saw 30 horses die at the state’s popular Santa Anita Park.

The bill, SB 469, would allow the California Horse Racing Board, or CHRB, to immediately halt racing at any track deemed to have dangerous conditions that could affect horses or jockeys. Under the current law, the CHRB does not have such authority and must complete a 10-day public notice period to suspend or move any events.

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