Days After 12 Horse Fatalities Rocked Equestrian Community, Massive Step Announced for the Future

For the past 149 years, Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, has hosted the Kentucky Derby. However, there was a lot of excitement leading up to, during and following this year's Derby. The withdrawal of the pre-race favourite Forte and reasonable concerns about the safety of the horses on the racecourse both contributed to the dispute. Concerns from equestrian aficionados were raised as the Kentucky Derby approached and more racehorses died.

An Emergency session called by the authorities

The authorities have reportedly called for an emergency session to discuss the incidents at Churchill Downs, as reported by the Associated Press on their social media channels and website. The track and other areas of the purported site would be investigated by separate teams.

The venue of the Kentucky Derby to undergo investigation

The killing of these defenseless animals was already a hotly contested topic among equestrians. On Tuesday, representatives from Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Racing Commission, and the HISA veterinary staff will gather for a summit. On Monday, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) stated that it will send track superintendent Dennis Moore for another independent evaluation of the facilities and training methods.

List of the 12 dead horses

Twelve horses have been reported dead at the renowned Churchill Downs racetrack as of this past weekend. A variety of factors, including but not limited to serious injuries and euthanasia, contribute to these deaths. Here is the whole list of the equine athletes

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