hurricane irma

Thoroughbred Charities Of America Provides Emergency Grant To Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has provided a grant for emergency relief to Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare, a Puerto Rico-based nonprofit organization. The grant will be used to provide hay to the hundreds of racing and retired Thoroughbreds living on the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix, which were recently devastated […]

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Irma Recovery: University of Florida Back To Business After Hurricane

The University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine Is back to business as usual this week, although many of its employees are still dealing with power, cell, and internet outages at home, thanks to Hurricane Irma. Sarah Carey, Director of Communications for the College, said both the college and University of Florida’s Veterinary Hospitals resumed […]

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When The Storm Clears, Veterinary Challenges Remain For Horses Stuck In Flood Waters

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma flooded two of the largest horse populations in the United States. Texas has a million horses and Florida has a half-million. During the hurricanes, the major threat to these animals was flying debris, but in their aftermath, horses struggled through floodwater to survive. Floodwater is particularly hazardous because of the level […]

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Horses Back To Training At Gulfstream Park, Palm Meadows; Racing Returns Saturday

Just two days after Hurricane Irma left her mark on South Florida, Gulfstream Park, The Village at Gulfstream Park, Palm Meadows and Gulfstream Park West began returning to normalcy. Horses trained over Gulfstream, Palm Meadows and Gulfstream Park West Tuesday morning shortly after 6 a.m. “I stood out here at 7 a.m. and, honestly, if you hadn’t known there was […]

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Prison Swapped Inmates For Animals As Irma Loomed

As hurricane Irma made its way toward the coast of Miami, the Monroe County Sherriff’s Office sent 426 inmates to Palm Beach County in order to house 250 animals in order to protect them from the storm. The animals, which included horses, sheep, alpacas, alligators, a sloth, and an emu, were relocated from a sanctuary […]

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Gulfstream To Resume Live Racing Saturday; Facility To Open For Simulcasting Wednesday

Gulfstream Park announced Monday it would resume live racing Saturday, Sept. 16, and that its facility would be open for simulcasting Wednesday. Training will resume at Gulfstream, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows Tuesday morning. Assessing the facility Monday morning in the wake of Hurricane Irma, P.J. Campo, Gulfstream’s General Manager and Vice President of […]

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Florida Woman Shares Home With Horses During Hurricane Irma

Florida horse owner Georgia Mott did whatever it took to protect her animals from Hurricane Irma this weekend, which included opening her home to her two horses, Goose and Dixie. “When you live in a house made of poured concrete, you bring all the animals inside for Hurricane Irma. The horses and 6 dogs are […]

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Report: Gulfstream Escapes With Minimal Damage From Hurricane Irma

Officials at Gulfstream Park reported late Sunday that while the facility did suffer some storm damage from Hurricane Irma, it appears as though they escaped any major damage. The Daily Racing Form reported that Gulfstream’s barn area and the racetrack “appeared to suffer no effects” from the storm, other than fronds from palm trees littering the area. […]

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Report: Hundreds Of Horses Evacuate Gulfstream, Some Staying Behind In Newer Barns

As much of the horse world keeps one eye on the approach of Hurricane Irma, a Category 4 storm as of Friday morning, the Thoroughbred Daily News reports some 750 horses have been removed from Gulfstream Park, which is in a state-mandated evacuation area. Bill Finley wrote on Thursday that a shortage of horse vans and […]

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Florida: Ante La Amenaza Del Huracán Irma, Gulfstream Park Suspende Actividades Y Toma Medidas

El devastador paso del huracán Irma por el Océano Atlántico y las implicaciones que pueda tener su arribo al estado de Florida en los próximos días han hecho que el hipódromo de Gulfstream Park haya tomado medidas de prevención para reducir al mínimo las consecuencias del fenómeno natural. La primera decisión, por demás lógica, fue […]

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