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Filly dies after training workout at Santa Anita

Santa Anita Horse Racing Coronavirus

ARCADIA, CA - MARCH 14: Muddy racing on a rainy day as horse racing runs without any fans only credential media and personnel licensed by the California Horse Racing Board at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Saturday, March 14, 2020.The races were held without spectators due to Coronavirus precautions. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images)

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ARCADIA, Calif. -- A horse broke down after completing a workout at Santa Anita and was euthanized, making it the 11th fatality at the track since late December.

M C Hamster, a 4-year-old filly, suffered a fractured left front ankle after a three-furlong workout on the main dirt track Wednesday. It was just the second day training has been allowed since April 6 because of rain.

The track in Arcadia has been closed for racing since March 27 by order of the Los Angeles County Public Health Department as a result of the coronavirus. However, horses are allowed to train.

Trained by Ryan Hanson, M C Hamster finished fifth in her last race on Feb. 24 at Turf Paradise in Phoenix. She moved to Santa Anita, where she worked out on March 30 and again Wednesday. M C Hamster had three wins in eight career starts and earnings of $36,730.

M C Hamster is the fourth horse to die on the main track since Dec. 26. Four others died on the turf course and three on the training track.

A string of horse deaths at the track last year caused controversy and led to sweeping changes involving medication and safety.