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CTHF Outlines How San Luis Rey Downs Fire Donations Have Been Distributed

One year after the devastating San Luis Rey Downs fire, California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation executive director Cliff Goodrich sent an update to nearly 6,000 individuals detailing how their donations totaling in excess of $1.1 million have been used in the weeks and months that followed the tragedy. Following is Goodrich’s letter: “We want to update […]

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A Horsewoman Through And Through: Bellocq’s Courage Reflects Her Devotion To The Sport

On Wednesday evening, longtime horsewoman Martine Bellocq received the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters’ Bill Mooney Award for “displaying courage in the face of tremendous adversity” – a salute to her well-documented bravery during the wildfire which ripped through San Luis Rey Downs in Bonsall, Calif., last December. As has been detailed extensively in newspaper […]

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Race Track Chaplaincy Honors Lilac Fire Heroes With White Horse Award

A hero is a person who is admired for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. There are heroes all around the horse racing industry and the Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) recognizes some of these selfless servants through its White Horse Awards. Established in 2003, the White Horse Awards recognizes individuals within the horse […]

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Lovely Finish Takes Third In First Race Since Surviving The Lilac Fire

Lovely Finish, the filly saved from last year’s devastating Lilac fire at San Luis Rey Downs in Southern California, made an emotional return to the races Thursday for the man who saved her. “It’s definitely more than a horse race,” trainer Joe Herrick told the San Diego Union-Tribune. “It’s like being a soccer dad, times […]

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‘I Want To Send A Message’: Resilience Of Burned Trainer Martine Bellocq On Full Display

On Dec. 7, trainer Martine Bellocq braved billowing black smoke and encroaching flames in an effort to save her beloved horse, Wild Bill Hickory, at San Luis Rey Downs. In the months that followed, she has braved a whole lot more. Through burns over 60 percent of her body, a port in her chest, a […]

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‘Greyvitos – Lilac Fire Survivor’ Ready To Roll In Lexington Stakes

Triple B Farms’ Greyvitos, who will face 11 other 3-year-olds in Saturday’s $200,000 Stonestreet Lexington (G3), walked the stakes barn shedrow Thursday morning while wearing a blanket that said, “Greyvitos – Lilac Fire Survivor.” The son of Malibu Moon, trained by Adam Kitchingman, has faced his share of adversity over the past months. In December, he was evacuated from the […]

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San Luis Rey Downs Horses Stabled At Del Mar Return This Week

The first of the Lilac fire horses who had to be evacuated from San Luis Rey Downs and take up residence at Del Mar in December began to filter back to the Bonsall training center this past weekend and more followed Monday. The transition will continue throughout this week with all of the approximately 400-plus Thoroughbreds […]

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Conquest Tsunami Y Richard’s Boy: De La Tragedia De San Luis Rey A Buscar La Gloria En Dubai

La multimillonaria jornada de este sábado 31 en el hipódromo de Meydan, apuntalada por la disputa de la Dubai World Cup (G1), no solo reune a un selecto grupo de ejemplares procedentes de distintas latitudes, sino que además trae consigo una enorme cantidad de historias a su alrededor. Ninguna de ellas, sin embargo, podrá compararse […]

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Report: San Luis Rey To Open In April At Full Capacity

San Luis Rey Downs, which was damaged by wildfire in early December, is projected to reopen for training in early April, per a report in The Blood-Horse. When repairs are complete, the facility is expected to hold the same number of horses as before the fire. The new temporary barns will be somewhat different, with […]

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Eclipse Awards 2017: Una Ceremonia Muy Prolongada Y Sin Sorpresas

Muchos asistentes. Mucho tiempo. Pocas sorpresas. Así puede definirse la ceremonia de entrega de los Eclipse Awards 2017, celebrada en las instalaciones de Gulfstream Park el jueves 25. En un espectáculo que ofreció pocos momentos divertidos y pocos momentos emocionantes, el alazán Gun Runner (Candy Ride) fue quizás el gran protagonista al llevarse – como […]

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