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Horse Racing / Barbaro / Racing Safety #840375

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 14, 2006
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The health status of injured racehorse Barbaro updated; scenes shown from Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

(Lexington, Kentucky: Sharyn Alfonsi) Safety measures at racetracks aimed at preventing injuries to horses featured; scenes shown of several accidents; statistics cited on horses euthanized at Chicago’s Arlington Park. [Equine veterinarian John PIEHOWICZ†- says euthanizing is terrible.] [Thoroughbred trainer David ENGLAND†- comments on the synthetic surface that is forgiving to the horse’s foot.] [Keeneland Assn. CEO Nick NICHOLSON†- responds to claims that synthetic courses “ruin the game.”]

Schieffer, Bob;
Alfonsi, Sharyn

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