BERKELEY (CBS SF)) — A thoroughbred died at Berkeley’s Golden Gate Fields Friday in what has become the 25th horse death of the year, racing records show.
Duchamp, a 4-year-old gelding, died while training.READ MORE: SF Restaurant Apologizes for Denying Service to Armed, On-Duty Police Officers
Also Friday, Golden Gate Fields paused racing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Racing is expected to begin again after Nov. 20, racetrack officials said.READ MORE: International Travelers Brace For New COVID Testing Requirement
Twenty-four cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed since Oct. 30 in people working in the stable area. While the racetrack is closed, the facilities will be cleaned and all workers will be tested for COVID-19.
Racetrack officials said the testing results will be shared with the Berkeley Public Health Department. More than 1,000 horses are stabled at the track. They will continue to receive exercise and daily care.MORE NEWS: Northbound San Tomas Expressway in Santa Clara Closed by 'Major Injury' Accident
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