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Churchill Downs announces new racing safety measures after outbreak of horse deaths

Posted on AllSides June 1st, 2023
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In the wake of the recent 12 equine fatalities during the spring meet at Churchill Downs, the Louisville track announced new safety initiatives and precautionary measures Thursday. Many of the measures deal with restrictions for horses that have previously performed poorly. According to a press release, the track held a Thursday morning meeting that included a presentation by California-based equine surgeon Dr. Ryan Carpenter, “who provided educational information and tools to trainers and practicing veterinarians about advanced interventions that can be considered for certain equine injuries.” “The attending veterinarians and...

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