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Horse Dies From Training Injury at Santa Anita Park


The field compete during the Breeders’s Cup Classic race at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on November 02, 2019. (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

ARCADIA, Calif.— A 4-year-old colt has died after suffering a training injury at Santa Anita Park, the first racing or training fatality at the Arcadia track this year.

Press On died Jan. 20, according to the California Horse Racing Board, which listed his injury under the “musculoskeletal” category. No further information on his cause of death was immediately available.

Press On had three races and one first-place finish in his career, according to the industry website Equibase. His last listed workout was Dec. 30 at Santa Anita, but he finished fifth in an allowance race at Santa Anita on Jan. 7.

He was owned by Donald and Sally Valpredo, and trained by John Sadler. His jockey was Umberto Rispoli.

Twelve racehorses died from racing or training injuries at Santa Anita in 2022, according to the board.



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