Between December 26, 2018 and mid-April of 2019, 23 horses died at Santa Anita racetrack in Southern California. The question is why? And the answer is complicated, because, David Wharton, featured sportswriter at the Los Angeles Times tells us, there are several potential causes. But already the track’s been re-opened and some of its practices drastically reformed before real answers have been found. This in itself is spurring calls to ban the whole sport of horseracing in California and across the country.