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Embattled Horse Racing Track Receives Year-Long Racing License

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Embattled Horse Racing Track Receives Year-Long Racing License

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Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress, California, was approved for a one-year quarter horse racing license by a 4-3 vote by the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) Jan. 21. The decision by the board came just four days after two horses died during training at the track. Although Los Alamitos supporters, including horse owners, breeders, and trainers, expressed support of the one-year license, the board approval came with the caveat that CHRB could stop racing at any time. “We have the authority to call a special meeting if we feel [that the Los Alamitos Race Course] is unsafe,” CHRB spokesperson Mike Marten told The Epoch Times. “It isn’t as if the board is powerless at this point.” Don’t Stop Looking, a 3-year-old filly, and Noor Khan, a 4-year-old mare, died Jan. 17, according to an official statement on the CHRB website. Details of the deaths were not available. At the embattled quarter horse …

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