After 29 horses died as the result of injuries at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., the race track and the California Horse Racing Board have moved to prevent further issues, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Santa Anita and the CHRB are introducing standards that will prevent horses who are not physically fit from racing or training at the facility. Medical, training and racing history will be reviewed by a five-person panel before a horse can run, the report stated.

The CHRB requested last weekend that the track suspend racing in the aftermath of increased horse deaths since the start of the current meet on Dec. 26. Officials at Santa Anita declined the request, and the remainder of the meet will go on as scheduled.

Racing is held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with the current meet scheduled to close June 23.

Later this year, Santa Anita Park is scheduled to host the Breeders' Cup on Nov 1-2.

--Field Level Media

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