(Reuters) – Santa Anita will open its one-mile principal dirt track to constrained training on Monday after it was closed for almost per week following the demise of 21 horses over two months, officials on the famed Southern California race track stated on Saturday.
Training may be limited to joggers and gallopers, Santa Anita stated in a statement.
All education and racing on the song close to Los Angeles have been shut down on Tuesday as experts labored to find the motive for the spate of catastrophic accidents sustained by way of horses racing or training at the primary tune.
That covered calling off a massive day of racing on Saturday while the San Felipe Stakes for three-yr-antique Kentucky Derby contenders and the Santa Anita Handicap for older horses had been scheduled.
“Over the beyond 4 days, we’ve been able to do a tremendous deal in phrases of amending the soil and examining it,” stated California-primarily based trackman Dennis Moore, who heads a set of song renovation personnel and outside experts investigating Santa Anita’s most important music.
“I think the most essential issue with this song right now is that we closely screen compaction stages,” Moore stated.
He stated all the rains in Southern California this iciness had affected situations on the song.
Santa Anita on Friday reopened to mild education on its six-furlong internal workout track after being inspected.
No deaths have passed off at the exercise tune.
Depending on the outcome of destiny inspections and weather, racing ought to doubtlessly resume at the song on March 21, Tim Ritvo, leader operating officer of music owner The Sronach Group, told Daily Racing Form on Friday.