Three yearlings that were supposed to sell at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale were killed in a barn fire Saturday night, according to a report by WKYT.
“It is just devastating…that was their living,” said Glen Walls, a friend of the owner, whose name was not given in the story. “He loved his horses, he took great care of them.”
The owner, who had moved from Oklahoma to Kentucky years ago, had raised the yearlings and was planning on selling them at the sale, which begins Monday.
First responders arrived at the Bourbon County fire shortly before midnight. According to Bourbon County Fire Department Chief Lloyd Campbell, the barn, located just off Paris Pike, is “a total loss.” Three homes on the property were not damaged.
Investigators are expected to return to the scene Sunday to try and determine the cause of the fire, though, according to a story by Lex 18 News, it is believed to be an electrical fire.
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