Churchill Downs is suspending all racing as officers try to determine the explanations for a dozen latest horse fatalities. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
No extra races shall be held at Churchill Downs till officers work out the explanations behind the rising variety of horse deaths on the observe. Churchill Downs Included (CDI) introduced that the remainder of the races on the Spring Meet calendar shall be held at Ellis Park Racing & Gaming in Henderson.
with out discovering any patterns or potential causes of the tragedies
The ability, which hosts the famed Kentucky Derby, has experienced a dozen horse fatalities since the beginning of the spring season. The venue itself examined the circumstances of the observe floor, however didn’t discover any points. The Horseracing Integrity and Security Authority and the Kentucky Horse Racing Fee additionally performed probes with out discovering any patterns or potential causes of the tragedies.
CDI will perform a top-to-bottom overview of all its floor and security protocols. The string of deaths overshadowed the Kentucky Derby that occurred final month. Animal welfare teams expressed their considerations in regards to the vital variety of fatalities, with Animal Wellness Motion President Wayne Pacelle calling upon tracks to “make horse welfare their prime precedence.”