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Threat Of Fire Forces Cancellation Of Remington’s Final Race On Friday

Remington Park canceled the ninth race of the card Friday night due to smoke and signs of a fire near the kitchen area of the jockeys’ quarters, just above the saddling paddock. No one was injured in the emergency situation. The Oklahoma City Fire Department arrived during the saddling of the horses in the paddock […]

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Saddleridge Fire Forces Large-Animal Evacuation Centers To Open

Any natural disaster poses unique threats to large animal owners: To stay or to evacuate? If animals like horses are evacuated, where can they be sheltered? The Saddleridge fire, which encompassed 7,500 acres near Sylmar on Friday, forced 100,000 people and their pets to evacuate and seek out shelter. In 2017, the Creek fire near […]

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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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Horse Owners In Strong Attendance At Fire Prevention Education Opportunities

Milton Fire Chief Dave Pratt recalls the fire at First line Training Centre in Milton, ON , Dec 21.  The call came in the middle of the night, around 1:30 a.m. The scene upon arrival was that of a front-end loader tractor beside a barn engulfed in flames. The tractor block heater plugged into the […]

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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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One Year Later: Innumerable Heroes Among ‘Resilient’ San Luis Rey Survivors

One year after a wildfire tragically killed 46 horses at San Luis Rey Downs, those who endured the flames will gather at a nearby restaurant to remember. Horsemen from every walk of life came together that day, working endlessly to try to save their four-legged friends. Several, like Martine Bellocq and Joe Herrick, still bear […]

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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 In Palm Beach Downs Fire; Man Arrested For Arson

A man has been charged with second-degree arson after fire caused about $50,000 in damages to the track kitchen at Palm Beach Downs in Delray Beach, Fla. According to the Palm Beach Post, the building was unoccupied and no people or animals were hurt. First responders were called to the area around 6:40 a.m. on […]

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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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UC Davis Releases Guidelines For Horses Exposed To Wildfire Smoke

The severe fires throughout California over the past three months have exposed humans and animals to unhealthy air containing wildfire smoke and particulates. Smoke is made up of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, soot, hydrocarbons and other organic substances including nitrogen oxides and trace minerals. The composition of smoke depends on what is burned. In […]

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