The California Horse Racing Board will hold an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss whether to shut down Los Alamitos Race Course following 29 horse deaths at the Cypress track this year.
Of the 29 fatalities, 19 died while racing or training at Los Alamitos, according to Mike Marten, the board’s public information officer. The rest died of gastro-intestinal and other types of illnesses, Marten said.
The board will consider whether to suspend racing at the track or take some other actions, Marten said.
Horse racing opponents have picketed at the track and called for it to be shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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