I don't really follow horse racing except the Kentucky Derby and even that is as a casual fan. But I read an article on eSPN that since last Christmas, 29 horses have died at the Santa Anita race track, where this year's Breeders Cup will be held, including 5 in the last 3 days. Regulators have asked the track operators to suspend racing until they can investigate to see what's going on, but so far, they have refused. Again, not a fan, but that seems like a lot of horses in such a short period of time. What the fuck is going on? What has changed since Christmas of last year? I can't believe the people who run the track refuse to close so it investigated further, but maybe they don't want it inspected. The bigger question is, why would a trainer or owner even let their horse race there? It almost sounds like some kind of scam where these horses that aren't paying off are euthanized on purpose for insurance payout. But what do I know?