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Santa Anita race track suffers 3rd horse fatality in as many days

A third horse died in three days at Santa Anita Park in California when it collided with another horse during training hours on Sunday.

Last year, 37 horses died at the Stronach Group-owned track

Race horses round the final turn in this file photo from the 2019 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park. On Sunday, it was reported that a third horse in as many days died at the Southern California track during a training collision. (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

A third horse died in three days at Santa Anita Park in Southern California when it collided with another horse during training hours on Sunday.

Tikkun Olam, a 4-year-old gelding trained by Eric Kuljac, was euthanized because of his undisclosed injuries. The other horse apparently wasn't injured.

The Stronach Group — the Canadian company that owns the track — has had five horse deaths at Santa Anita since Dec. 26.

Last year, 37 horses died at the Southern California racetrack.

Tikkun Olam had one win in nine career starts and earnings of $40,743. His death was the first on the main dirt surface.

On Friday, Harliss, a 6-year-old gelding, broke his ankle after running in a race. On Saturday, Uncontainable, a 5-year-old gelding, suffered the same ankle injury in the stretch. Both were running in turf races.

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