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Mike Brunker

Columnist: Horse racing
Twitter: @mike_brunker

Mike Brunker is an assistant city editor working with reporters covering land use and environment, health care and immigration. He also writes a weekly horse racing column. Before joining the Review-Journal in August 2016, Brunker worked in various reporting and editing capacities for NBCNews.com, msnbc.com and the San Francisco Examiner.

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Santa Anita makes bold but risky bet after another horse dies

Princess Lili B, a 3-year-old maiden filly, had to be euthanized Thursday after breaking her front legs at the conclusion of a half-mile workout on the main track. Hours later, track management announced it is banning race-day medications.

Pain, puzzlement swirl around Santa Anita amid horse deaths

Two more deaths in the week following inspection of the track leads management to cancel racing until further notice and bring in longtime track superintendent Dennis Moore to conduct a thorough examination of the racing surfaces.

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