A horse ambulance removes the body of Congrats Gal after the horse died on the track after crossing the finish line in the Miss Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Congrats Gal, a 3-year-old horse, died of an alleged heart attack the day before the 144th Preakness Stakes resulting in calls for the Pimlico Race Course to be investigated, reports the Washington Post.

Why it matters: The Canada-based Stronach Group owns both Pimlico Race Course in Maryland and the Santa Anita Park in California where 22 horses died during a 3-month period resulting in an investigation, reports the New York Times. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she wants the sport to be suspended, while others are calling for a complete ban, per the Washington Post.

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