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Santa Anita's 21 racing fatalities range from lightly raced to a Breeders' Cup champion

LOS ANGELES - Twenty-one horses at Santa Anita died between Dec. 26 and Tuesday, when the track closed down while experts examined potential causes and tried to determine whether the racing surfaces were safe.

This is a list of the fatalities, and details on the environment in which they had been running:


- Psychedelicat (Dec. 30): 4-year-old gelding died during a $16,000 claiming race that was a mile on the dirt. It was his 18th race, of which he won two. He was bought for $90,000 as a yearling and ran for Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. The track was listed as fast.

- Tank Team (Jan. 4): Gelding died during a race for 3-year-old maidens going 6 1/2 furlongs on

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