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LEXINGTON, Ky. - Thoroughbred racetracks in the U.S. reported more than three horse deaths a day last year and 5,000 since 2003, and the vast majority were put down after suffering devastating injuries on the track, according to an Associated Press survey. Countless other deaths went unreported because of lax record keeping, the AP found in the broadest such review to date. The catastrophic breakdown of filly Eight Belles at the Kentucky Derby last month made the fragility of a half-ton...
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