Eight Horses Dead in Barn Fire at Central Kentucky Equine Clinic

by | 02.09.2014 | 11:32am

Eight horses, including seven Thoroughbreds, were killed when a barn fire broke out at Equine Integrated Medicine near Georgetown, Ky, in the early morning on Feb. 9.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this point, but a fire investigator is expected to examine the property in the afternoon. The Blood-Horse reports that veterinarian Clara Fenger and her husband, owners of the facility, woke up to the barn engulfed in flames around 6 a.m.

Of the eight horse fatalities were four Thoroughbred yearlings by Pure Prize, Proud Citizen, Successful Appeal and Mizzen Mast. An off-the-track Thoroughbred-turned-hunter-jumper named Warm Courage, as well as a pensioned broodmare, Excedent, and two of her foals, stakes winner Seahawk Gold and Excedere, were among the horses that perished.

A nearby barn housing in-foal broodmares was not damaged by the fire.

Read more at the Blood-Horse

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