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CHRB Confirms 46 Horses Died In San Luis Rey Downs Fire

The California Horse Racing Board has confirmed that 46 horses perished on Thursday when the Lilac Fire destroyed nearly half the barns at the San Luis Rey Downs training center, according to¬†bloodhorse.com. A small number of horses believed to have broken through a fence are still unaccounted for. Approximately 360 Thoroughbreds from San Luis Rey […]

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San Luis Rey Downs Fire: What You Can Do To Help

The Stronach Group (TSG), in conjunction with Santa Anita Park and The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, has established a GoFundMe account page to help pay for hospital and rehabilitative costs incurred by those injured in yesterday’s devastating Lilac Fire, which engulfed San Luis Rey Downs Training Center in northern San Diego County. Additionally, Santa Anita […]

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Equine Disaster Preparedness Gets Boost From UC Davis

  It can be hard to know what to do with your animals when you’re faced with an emergency evacuation or accident. It’s imperative that first responders, animal owners and veterinarians all be prepared and trained to handle emergency situations. As an example, a state of emergency has been declared in 50 of California’s 58 […]

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Equine Guelph Creates Barn Fire Prevention Tool

Developed in collaboration with fire protection professionals, Equine Guelph’s fire prevention tool asks 20 questions to help barn owners prevent barn fires. However, the very recommendation the tool provides is contacting the local fire department to do a walk-through of your barn and property. After doing this, these professionals will be able to suggest a […]

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Horses, Humans Unharmed In UC-Davis Fire

A fire at the University of California, Davis destroyed a storage building last week, but fortunately did not harm any horses or humans. According to TheHorse.com, the fire swept through a pole barn on the college’s campus containing hay, but the UC Davis Fire and Police Department got the blaze in hand before it spread […]

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Some Like It Hot: Flaming Daredevil Dragged Behind Running Horse

According to The Mirror, Austrian stunt man Joe Toedtling was dragged along a gravel road by a horse at speeds of 20 mph, while on fire–willingly. Toedtling had to wear several layers of clothing, as well as metal shin and elbow pads for the stunt. He also had to have a special cooling gel applied […]

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Kin Park Grandstand Destroyed by Fire

The grandstand at 120-year-old Kin Park in British Columbia has been destroyed after a fire late Wednesday night. According to The Canadian Press, inspectors found electrical problems in the structure a few days before, and had cut power to the grandstand until repairs could be made. The repairs were stalled as Okanagan Equestrian Society, owner […]

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Fire Destroys Houses Rented By Saratoga Track Workers

A fire ripped through row houses near Saratoga Race Course early on Sunday morning, destroying the homes and belongings of several track workers. Everyone was evacuated from the buildings safely. Firefighters from five departments plus the Saratoga County Hazmat Team were on the scene on Woodlawn Ave. at 4:30 a.m. The houses are usually leased […]

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Malibu Moon colt among 6 dead in Lorraine horse van fire; 2 were headed to Hushion stable

UPDATED 6:15 p.m. A Lorraine Horse Transportation van carrying Thoroughbreds from Ocala, Fla., to New York caught fire on Interstate 95 north of Rocky Mount, N.C., on Friday night, leaving six horses dead. The incident occurred at approximately 9:50 p.m. near mile marker 135 in Nash County. According to reports, hay in the midsection of […]

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