4th horse dies in training at Del Mar

The Associated Press

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- A fourth horse has died in training at Del Mar.

A spokesman for the track located north of San Diego confirmed Monday's fatality.

Bri Bri, an unraced 3-year-old filly trained by Jim Cassidy, sustained a broken pelvis after a workout under exercise rider Abel Hernandez, who wasn't injured.

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It's the fourth death since the summer meet began July 17. The first two deaths came July 18 when horses collided and the third was a breakdown July 29 on the main dirt track. There have been no deaths in 171 races.

Cassidy also had a horse die during Santa Anita's recent winter-spring meet, where 30 horses died.

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