Breeders' Cup Injuries Turn Focus Back to Artificial Surfaces

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For the second time in six months, tragedy struck one of Thoroughbred racing's showcase events. The arrival of a new racing surface, however, could usher in an era of safer American tracks.

Pine Island was fatally injured and Fleet Indian hurt Saturday in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff at Churchill Downs.

The injuries caused a collective wince in an industry already struggling

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