Guest Blogger: Livia Prem, Stud Manager at HorseNature (Solbacka Stuteri) and Academy Graduate (PR).
Thoroughbred race horses have been dying in high numbers last winter at a premier track in the US and apparently nobody knew exactly why.
In Europe,we first heard about the increasing number of deaths at Santa Anita in February, when it attracted attention from the media.
In response to the deaths and negative coverage, the track closed for three weeks in March.
But he media narrative had been set, and nothing was going to change it.
Santa Anita had a problem.
Track officials have responded to the attention with a handful of public statements and some protocol changes.