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Racehorse Rescued From Sinkhole On Fort Erie Backstretch

Earlier this morning, a horse was safely rescued from a sinkhole in the backstretch at Fort Erie Race Track. Mr Changue, trained by Ken Albu, was grazing this morning and the ground gave way, creating a sinkhole which was caused by a broken water main. Key members of our maintenance, security and race office staff have […]

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Sinkhole Tries To Swallow Horse On Kentucky Farm

A 25-year-old Warmblood named Historie is one lucky equine, in more ways than one. Found down in her field by caretaker Joe Shuman when she didn’t come up to eat, her owners, Drs. Claire Latimer and Rolf Embertson, both veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, were notified. Dr. Embertson was still at Rood and […]

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Texas Horse Rescued From Sinkhole After Flooding

Recent flooding in Texas is a danger for more than just people. Ginger, a horse owned for 25 years by Texas resident Carolyn Putney, was walking across a driveway when the drive collapsed. The failure was most likely from a drainage system that was undermined by the creek that flows through the property where she […]

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Thoroughbred Mare Rescued From Sinkhole at Lexington Farm

A Thoroughbred mare at Woods Edge Farm in Lexington, Ky. got loose, ran through a fence, and fell into a sinkhole that was fenced off, prompting her rescue by firefighters Saturday morning. According to WKYT, emergency crews were on scene for more than three hours. They sedated the mare, whose back feet were stuck ten […]

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Maintenance Glitch Causes Rumors of Sinkhole at Keeneland

Keeneland’s backstretch was buzzing this morning with rumors of a sinkhole on the newly-installed main dirt track, but officials say uneven grading was to blame. According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, track crews were conditioning the surface between 4 and 5:30 a.m. when a piece of equipment skimmed a few inches of surface material, creating a feathered, uneven appearance […]

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Here One Minute, Gone the Next: Rescuers Pull Horse From Sinkhole

A British horse owner awoke one night recently to distressed neighing, but was unable to locate her horse, Harvey. Pheobe Garlick of Somerset discovered the horse at the bottom of a six-foot sinkhole, with all his legs submerged in mud. Local fire and rescue services worked with veterinarians and a local farmer to pull the […]

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