california wildfires

Breeders’ Cup Safety: Wildfire Monitoring, Hair Testing, And New Diagnostics

As wildfires continue to burn in Southern California, officials at Santa Anita Park say frequent checks on air quality are part of their safety protocols for this year’s Breeders’ Cup. The Getty fire, which is near the art museum of the same name, is about 30 miles away from the track. The Easy fire is […]

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Firewise: Wildfire Preparedness Goes Beyond Horse Evacuation

Last year’s devastating fire at San Luis Rey Training Center in Bonsall, Calif., was just one of 71,499 wildfires nationwide in 2017 that consumed more than 10 million acres. Some of the same regions battle wildfires every year; unfortunately, many of those are in states with dense horse populations. The states with the most horses […]

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Tragedia En El Sur De California: Incendio Cobra La Vida De Al Menos 20 Purasangres En San Luis Rey

La madre naturaleza le ha jugado una mala pasada a la industria equina en el sur de California. Los voraces incendios de vegetación que se han desatado en la zona del condado de San Diego alcanzaron las instalaciones del centro de entrenamiento San Luis Rey, ubicado en la localidad de Bonsall, California. Poco antes de […]

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San Luis Rey Downs Fire: Estimated 25 Horses Dead Despite Heroic Efforts Of Workers, Volunteers

A devastating and fast-moving wildfire in San Diego County, fueled by powerful Santa Ana winds, struck San Luis Rey Downs in Bonsall, Calif., on Thursday, killing an estimated 25 horses despite heroic efforts of workers stabled at the training center and volunteers from the area. Many of the approximately 500 horses stabled at San Luis […]

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California Fires: Santa Anita, Fairplex Park Providing Stabling For Evacuated Horses

Crews have been fighting twin wildfires for several days in the Los Angeles National Forest north of Duarte and Azusa, which have forced evacuations in the San Gabriel Valley. Several horse farms are in close proximity to the fires, and horse owners have had to scramble to get their animals to safety. The Blood-Horse reports that Santa Anita and […]

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Del Mar Provides Shelter for Horses Fleeing Wildfire

The brush fire raging in San Diego county hit horse country yesterday, sending about 700 horses, sheep, alpacas, and other quadrapeds to seek refuge at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, which is home to the Del Mar race meet in the summer. The facility, while not an official shelter, has 1,600 stalls open in the off […]

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California’s wildfire fighting secret: The pack mule

The Californian wildfire situation is an ongoing and expensive problem for the state’s already struggling financial crisis, not to mention it has been one of the worst summers for wildfires. Can you guess the Golden State’s unsuspecting secret weapon against the wildfires? If you guessed pack mules, then you are right on target! California’s U.S. […]

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