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Turf Paradise to give pre-race vet exams to all horses after high rate of deaths

Turf Paradise plans to start giving pre-race veterinary examinations to all horses on a given day in an attempt to curb a recent rise in fatalities. According to a recent study by the Arizona Department of Gaming, 45 horses were euthanized during the 2017-18 season at the Phoenix track. Additionally, four more horses died at the Rillito Race Track in Tucson and the track at the Santa Cruz County Fair and Association in Sonoita also reported one death.

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