Smoke From Wildfire Stifles Training At Santa Anita

The smoke from a wildfire in the mountains beyond Santa Anita Park has begun to impact activities for horsemen and horses based there, according to a report Friday from the Daily Racing Form.

The wildfire, which has burned since Sept. 6 and devoured more than 23,000 acres, has prompted an evacuation warning for areas around the track, including Arcadia, Monrovia, and Sierra Madre. Evacuation warnings precede evacuation orders.

Air quality was seriously reduced and sunlight was reduced in many parts of the state late this week. Several trainers told Form writer Steve Andersen that the air quality was so bad they would be limited to walking or jogging horses until it clears. The racing season in Southern California is on a break between the end of Del Mar earlier this week and the start of the fall meet at Santa Anita Sept. 19.

Conditions are expected to remain the same through Saturday.

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