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Preventing Equine Dehydration In Winter

Keeping livestock water open and flowing in winter can be challenging to say the least, but fresh, clean water is imperative to animal health. During the winter months, a horse converts feed and hay into energy to keep warm; as animals eat drier hay in winter months, it’s important they consume enough water to keep […]

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Fire Ravages Anchor And Hope Farm, Prompts Early Sale Of Yearlings

A massive barn fire at Anchor & Hope Farm in Port Deposit, Md., has left the operation facing an equally massive rebuilding project, The Racing Biz reports. In the meantime, the farm will offer a group of yearlings it was preparing for the fall auctions ahead of time for private sale. The fire occurred on […]

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French National Stud Affected By Fire

Part of the French National Stud of St Lo (Haras National de Saint-lo) has been destroyed by fire. A rider living onsite had spotted the fire in stable block three around midnight on July 11. All 22 horses were evacuated safely, with no injuries reported by veterinarians. The fire then spread to stable number four, […]

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Barn Fire Kills Five Standardbreds At First Line Training Centre

Woodbine Entertainment would like to extend condolences to trainer Mark Steacy and the connections of the five Standardbreds lost in Friday morning’s tragic barn fire at nearby First Line Training Centre. In this time of emergency, Woodbine Mohawk Park has made available its backstretch barn area for the surviving horses. As of Friday morning, a […]

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28 Standardbred Racehorses Killed In New York Barn Fire

Early Saturday morning, a fire broke out in one of the barns at the Mount Hope Training Center in Orange County, New York. According to the New York Post, the flames killed 28 Standardbred racehorses. A groom relayed that the horses had just returned from racing at Pocono Downs. “The guy got up to feed them,” […]

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No Injuries Caused By Fire In Oaklawn Dorm Room

A fire in a dorm room above the Swaps Barn at Oaklawn Park did not cause any injuries Tuesday morning, reports bloodhorse.com. All 40 of the horses in the barn were evacuated. Oaklawn spokeswoman Jennifer Hoyt said that the horses have been relocated, and that the grooms displaced by the fire are being assisted by […]

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Small Barn Fire At Belmont Park Causes No Injuries

A small barn fire at Belmont Park caused no injuries on Thursday evening, according to the Daily Racing Form. Inside a tack room in a barn mostly occupied by Michelle Nevin trainees, an electric heater was the source of the fire. Equipment had been placed too close to the heater, which sparked the fire, reported […]

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‘We Are Heartbroken’: Fire Claims Life Of Louisville Police Horse

A tragic barn fire on the evening of Jan. 7 claimed the life of a police horse owned by the Louisville Metro Police Department, according to the Courier-Journal. “Churchill” was stabled at Davis Ranch in Hardingsburg, IN for crowd training at the time of the fire. “We are heartbroken over the loss of our newest […]

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Horsemen Groups Reach Out To Reeds After ‘Nightmare’ Barn Fire

The National HBPA Foundation and HBPA state affiliates are rallying to assist trainer Eric Reed and his wife, owner Kay Reed, after 23 horses in their care were killed in an early-morning barn fire Sunday. The large barn, believed to have been struck by lightning, is one of three at the Reeds’ Mercury Equine Center […]

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