Keyword: Fire

  • Casandra Branick One of Many Heroes

    Casandra Branick, barn manager and exercise rider for trainer Edward Freeman, would rather talk about the heroic deeds of so many others who risked their lives to save horses during the San Luis Rey Downs nightmare.

  • Trainer Martine Bellocq and her husband Pierre Bellocq Jr. had six horses at San Luis Rey

    Trainer Martine Bellocq in Critical Condition

    Trainer Martine Bellocq continues to be treated at UCSD Medical Center in San Diego for burns she received while trying to rescue her horses during the San Luis Rey Downs training center fire in Bonsal, Calif., Dec. 8.

  • Facebook Live Video Depicts San Luis Rey Rescue Efforts

    As his Facebook page was flooded with "thank you" messages for his Dec. 7 efforts to save horses during a fire at San Luis Rey Training Center, Leo Tapia's response was understated: "Thanks, we did everything we could to save them," Tapia said.

  • A fire caused extensive damage to a large building that housed a tack and leather shop at the Thoroughbred Center in Lexington Feb. 4.

    Fire Damages Thoroughbred Center Building

    A two-alarm fire caused extensive damage to a large building that housed a tack and leather shop at the Thoroughbred Center in Lexington Feb. 4, but did not threaten any of the barns or horses at the training facility.

  • Florida Barn Fire Ruled an Accident

    A barn fire that killed nine horses at McKathan Farms near Reddick, Fla., April 1, was ruled an accident, according to a story on the Ocala Star-Banner newspaper's website ( April 2.

  • Penn National Back in Business After Fire

    Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course reopened for business on the night of Aug. 12, less than three hours after a small back-of-house fire forced the evacuation of all guests and employees at approximately 5 p.m.

  • KY May Move to License Training Centers

    The possible regulation of training centers in Kentucky was the focal point of discussion Dec. 1 during a meeting of the safety and welfare committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

  • Jeff Johnston

    Guild Official Barred From River Downs

    A Jockeys' Guild official was verbally barred from River Downs after the Ohio State Racing Commission was notified of an incident in which the track's substitute ambulance caught fire on the racetrack and a pickup truck was used for emergency services for the final two races of a program.

  • Coping in the Wake of Fair Hill Barn Fire

    The sight is devastating. Charred posts and jagged pieces of tin are jutting into the air from the blackened remains of what was a 40-stall horse barn on the peaceful rolling hills of the Fair Hill Training Center.

  • Report: Thoroughbreds Killed in Fair Hill Barn Fire

    More than 30 Thoroughbreds were killed the evening of Nov. 1 in a barn fire at the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area in northern Maryland, the Baltimore <i>Sun</i> reported in its Nov. 2 edition.

  • Arlington Tote Board Catches Fire; No Injuries

    Following the 10th and final race at Arlington Park on Saturday, the Arlington Park tote board, located in the infield, caught fire. All of the horses from the last race were off the racetrack and most of the patrons had left the building when smoke was detected by a security officer in the winner's circle at approximately 5:45 p.m. There was no evacuation and there were no injuries.

  • Barn at Meadowbrook after recent fire.

    Meadowbrook Contemplates Next Step After Fire

    The ownership of Meadowbrook of Ocala Jockey Club contemplated the end of its commercial stallion operation May 8 while state fire officials completed their on-site investigation of the May 6 blaze that destroyed the farm's stallion barn and killed five resident sires.

  • Cause of Ocala Stud Fire Unknown, But Not Suspicious

    A state fire investigator said an Ocala Stud training barn was so severely damaged in a blaze, which killed 22 horses, that the cause may never be known. Still, the fire is not considered suspicious in any way.

  • Barn Fire Kills 22 Horses at Ocala Stud Farm

    Twenty-two horses died Saturday in a barn fire blamed on an electrical problem at Ocala Stud Farm. Marion County Fire Rescue Capt. Deborah Karst said Sunday that the horses were 2- and 3-year-olds.

  • Two Clovelly Barns Burn, No Horses Hurt

    A fire Tuesday claimed two barns at Clovelly Farm, but no horses. A farm employee said the fire started around 12:15 p.m. at the farm's Hughes Lane location in Fayette County, Ky., and burned actively until around 4 p.m.

  • Fire at Upson Downs Kills Seven Horses

    A fire early Wednesday morning resulted in the deaths of seven horses at Upson Downs Farm near Goshen, Ky. The farm is owned by Alex and Sarah Rankin, regular consignors at Kentucky auctions. The names of the seven horses weren't released. Alex Rankin said he arrived at the farm at 1:35 a.m. Wednesday, and the barn was burning. He said the fire apparently started sometime after midnight.