Another horse dies at Santa Anita as experts continue attempts to determine cause

Another horse was killed Thursday while training at historic Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., just one day following the reopening of the facility’s main track after experts investigating the surface could not identify a cause of the deaths.

Princess Lili B, a 3-year-old California-bred Filly, broke both front legs at the conclusion of a timed half-mile workout Thursday morning and was euthanized shortly after. She was the 22nd horse to suffer fatal injuries since Dec. 26 at the famed track. Broken bones in horses’ legs are often very difficult to heal.

Within hours of the incident, Santa Anita banned the use of whips and medications on race day. Among the substances banned is Lasix, an anti-bleeding drug that can open horse’s airways while running at high speeds, as well as nonsteriod anti-inflammatory drugs.

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