LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hall of Fame coach Jerry Hollendorfer won’t be permitted to enter ponies in one month from now’s Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita as they restricted from the course, authorities said on Friday.
The 73-year-old American was banned from the setting in June after a fourth steed under their watch kicked the bucket there.
A sum of 33 steeds have kicked the bucket at the acclaimed Southern California track since December in spite of the fact that the definite reason for the fatalities is obscure.
The passings have brought up issues about the morals of pony hustling and prompted calls for changes to the laws that administer the business.
The Stronach Group, which possesses Santa Anita, restricted Hollendorfer after American Currency, a four-year-old gelding he prepared, was euthanized subsequent to being harmed during a preparation run.
Hollendorfer, who at the time credited the passings to a keep running of misfortune, couldn’t be gone after remark on Friday.
“Breeders’ Cup leads by example in the conduct of thoroughbred racing at the highest levels of safety and integrity for its athletes,” Breeders’ Cup Limited said in articulation.
“Prior this year, the Stronach Group settled on the choice to deny Jerry Hollendorfer from taking an interest at all TSG-possessed tracks, including Santa Anita.
“Consistent with Santa Anita’s position as host of this year’s World Championships, we will honor their house rule and Jerry Hollendorfer will not be permitted to enter horses at this year’s event.”
The Breeders’ Cup will be held Nov. 1-2.