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Local/Regional News
3:19 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Ky. Looks At Creating Panel To Review Horse Deaths

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- For a sport steeped in the thrill of 1,000-pound thoroughbreds stampeding down the racetrack, there are inherent risks.

Those hazards occasionally turn into tragedy, so Kentucky horse-racing regulators are looking at creating an equine mortality review committee in the latest attempt to reduce horse deaths. The panel would dig into details about each horse leading up to its life-ending injury. Those closest to the ill-fated horse would be interviewed.

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