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A two-year-old horse had to be euthanized after suffering a racing injury at the Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. He was the second horse to be euthanized for a running injury within two days, drawing the Santa Anita Park under scrutiny.
The horse, Fight On Ron seemed to not be too injured as he was able to walk onto the medical transportation after Friday’s race. However, it was later announced that the horse had been euthanized for an untreatable musculoskeletal injury.
It is not at all uncommon for racing horses to experience severe and oftentimes life-threatening injuries. But it is rather strange to have two horses euthanized within two days.
It is heartbreaking that such a young horse had his life cut short over an injury that could have well been avoided. Sadly, his case is not unique. Many racing horses die extremely young or are killed right after their racing “career.”
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