KJZZ is a service of Rio Salado College,
and Maricopa Community Colleges

Copyright © 2024 KJZZ/Rio Salado College/MCCCD
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

More racehorses die in Arizona than other states. This commissioner wants to fix that

Opening weekend at the Rillito Park racetrack in Tucson included four horses that died; three of them had to be put down after racing injuries. And two dozen horses have died at Phoenix’s Turf Paradise.

The death rate for racing horses in Arizona is more than double the national average, and Rory Goree is calling for change.

Goree is vice chairman of the Arizona Racing Commission. The Show spoke with him and asked why he thinks all of these horses are dying now.

More Stories From KJZZ

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.