Horses head for the finish line during the final meeting of the winter/spring season at Santa Anita Park in California on June 23rd. Photograph:  Mario Tama/Getty Images

On the morning of March 29th, Santa Anita Park was reopening for racing for the first time in three weeks after the mystifying deaths of nearly two do(...)

Justify, ridden by jockey Mike Smith, crosses the finish line to win the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images

The day looked much the same. There were wastebaskets catching rainwater seeping through the ceiling, cardboard and wood chips and carpets meant to so(...)