50 Arizona Racehorses Put Down Last Season, Double National Rate

Published: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 11:50am
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It’s a thrilling moment for both jockey and fans when a racehorse makes it across the finish line, but some startling new numbers show racehorse injuries have been on the rise at Arizona tracks.

50 horses were put down due to catastrophic injuries during the 2017-2018 racing season — that’s double the national death rate at tracks.

Dennis Wagner is an investigative reporter with the Arizona Republic and he dug up this study issued by the Arizona Department of Gaming. He joined The Show.

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