The Foundation For The Horse Awards $25,000 To Assist Veterinarians Involved In Australia Wildfire Relief

The Foundation for the Horse, which in mid-January issued a call for contributions through its Disaster Relief Fund to support veterinarians working with wildlife, horses and other livestock affected by the Australia wildfires, recently distributed $25,000 to the Australia Veterinary Association’s Benevolent Fund. The total, comprised of $15,000 in contributions and a Foundation match on […]

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‘Felt Like Winning The Derby’: Martine Bellocq Sends Out First Winner Since 2017

San Luis Rey fire survivors Martine Bellocq and Grey Tsunami teamed up to give the trainer her first winner since 2017 on Feb. 9, when the 5-year-old Quarter Horse mare won the second race at Los Alamitos. “I was screaming, ‘God, you took my leg, but give me a winner today,’ ” Bellocq told The […]

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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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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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