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2 Horses Have Died In Past 2 Days At Santa Anita

Opening day of the winter-spring meet at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia.

Arcadia, CA - December 26: John Velazquez (6) riding Shaaz wins the fourth race of the day during Opening day of the winter-spring meet at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Sunday, December 26, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images)

Earlier this week, the horse racing world received some bad news when two horses passed away at the same track just days apart.

Unfortunately, the infamous Santa Anita racetrack is back in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. On Tuesday, a filly died after suffering a training injury at Santa Anita.

It was the track's second death over the past two days and fifth so far this year.

Here's more about the recent deaths, via ESPN:

Cayton Kid, a 4-year-old filly trained by Gary Stute, suffered a musculoskeletal injury during training at the Arcadia track, according to the California Horse Racing Board's website. She earned her lone victory on April 10 in seven career starts and had earnings of $25,740.

A 3-year-old filly named Magnolia on Monday suffered a musculoskeletal injury in training and was euthanized, the board said. Trained by Simon Callaghan, she won her only start last year at Del Mar and had earnings of $42,000.

Deaths at Santa Anita are nothing new.

In 2019 42 horses died at the track, which prompted a number of changes to the course. That resulted in fewer deaths, but 17 still died in 2020 and another 12 died last year.

Less than halfway through 2022, five had already died after accidents at the track.