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Why horses are dying at U.S. racetracks at an alarming rate

Clip: 06/08/2019 | 4m 56s | Video has closed captioning.

The Belmont Stakes marked the end of the Triple Crown on Saturday, but the focus of horse racing this year is centered on a tragic statistic: an average of 10 horses a week died at American racetracks in 2018, a fatality rate that is two-and-a-half to five times greater than in the rest of the horse racing world. New York Times reporter Joe Drape joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.

Aired: 06/08/19

Rating: NR

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