They've had to overcome much more than ever expected in their lives, but several of the equine survivors of the San Luis Rey Downs fire have not only returned to racing, but have also returned to the winner's circle.
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, at least 25 horses that were stabled at San Luis Rey Downs when the Lilac Fire swept through on Dec. 7 have come back and won races.
Trainer Peter Miller had several horses stabled at San Luis Rey Downs; so far, 12 of his horses have captured races.
“It was a nightmare, but we've come out the other side,” Miller told the Union-Tribune.
Even though the past several weeks have been a logistical challenge for many trainers that have horses stabled at many different locations, Miller says things would be worse without the support of Del Mar and the nationwide racing community.
“Without the goodwill of Del Mar and the horse community at large, it would have been 10 times the nightmare that it was.”
Read more in the San Diego Union-Tribune
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