26th horse dies at Santa Anita since December, third in 10 days

ARCADIA — The 26th horse fatality at Santa Anita since late December came Sunday as a result of a leg injury suffered during a race at the track on Saturday.

Kochees, a 9-year-old gelding trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, was pulled up on the turn for home by jockey Mario Gutierrez in the sixth race and transported off the track. The horse was stabilized overnight with the hope it could be saved by surgery, but it was reportedly determined that it had lost blood flow to the leg and had to be...

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