What Is Behind The Horse Racing Deaths In Southern California?09:43
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The home stretch race track is empty at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., Thursday, March 7, 2019. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)
The home stretch race track is empty at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., Thursday, March 7, 2019. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)

There have now been 21 horse deaths at the Santa Anita Park in Southern California since the racing season began in December.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with New York Times sports reporter Joe Drape (@joedrape), who has done extensive reporting on the horse racing industry, about what's behind the deaths.

This segment aired on March 8, 2019.

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