Bryce Miller: Del Mar sets standard for racetrack safety

Del Mar has piled proof upon proof that it sets the gold standard for safety among major horse-racing tracks in America. That they’ve done it again, like a satisfying and significant broken record, shouts from barn roofs that the commitment to protecting horses where the turf meets the surf remains not solely a priority, but a non-negotiable expectation. The release Tuesday of the most recent equine database report from The Jockey Club — showing one racing-related fatality from 3,417 runners in 2020, the north star of the industry’s stars at 0.29 percent per 1,000 starts — underscores the comm…

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