Fire at San Luis Rey!?

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Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:14 am

Totally agree...the backstretch workers are amazing people and what I saw on video of people trying to save those horses was incredible bravery. Not just horses...one guy saved a large white goat. All of us who know backstretch life are aware of many barn buddy animals.

At of 11:11pm EST, they are still awaiting the news conference from the are of that Lilac fire. Also new live report from the CBS8 reporter at Del Mar. People keep rolling in with trailers carrying rescued horses. Not all of the horses are from SLR. Lots of people in northern San Diego County have horses and many are being evacuated to Del Mar. There was a shot of dozens of volunteers trying to calm horses that were put in stalls at Del Mar. Wonderful response from the community.
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:http://www.pe.com/2017/12/07/lilac-fire ... 350-acres/

I'm disappointed that none of the racing news sites has a mention of this. :(
I'm monitoring these fires 24/7 given some clients that live in/around the area. The way these things spread is insane.. it's hard to keep up. I doubt I would if I didn't have companies updating me and even then they're slow.. it's not like racing is 24/7 news.

My heart breaks over these things. I so hope for happy endings. I can't imagine..
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:24 am

Ridan, Are you watching this channel? I sure hope that wasn't his own horse. What a horror!

I saw on FB that Cliff Sise said on CBS 8 said that he watched one of his horses burn to death while he tried to save her...he estimates around 15 horses have passed away so far...
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:25 am

Jeremy Balan‏Verified account @BH_JBalan
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Dunham said he doesn't know the status of a lot of his horses.

"We don't know. Nobody knows where a lot of them ended up. It's going to be a while before everyone finds their horses. There were 20 vans in there with us and we were just grabbing horses and putting them in."
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Sparrow Castle wrote:Ridan, Are you watching this channel? I sure hope that wasn't his own horse. What a horror!

I saw on FB that Cliff Sise said on CBS 8 said that he watched one of his horses burn to death while he tried to save her...he estimates around 15 horses have passed away so far...
I'm streaming CBS 8 tv news in San Diego. I also saw that about Cliff Sise trying to save his mare, but she died in front of him. Just horrible.

Right now that news conference is happening. The fire captain said there are a lot of resources to help evacuate large animals, but the fire moved to fast to get those resources to SLR. Fire is moving toward Oceanside and Camp Pendleton, and the captain said the fire might go all the way through Oceanside to the coast. So far no human lives lost, and four injuries to people. The captain had no information about the horses at SLR.
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:50 am

Ugh.
Amazing what's going on at Del Mar. Volunteers and horses are still arriving.

zoecadman‏ @zoecadman
9m9 minutes ago
Arrived @DelMarRacing - an amazing turnout of people to help - probably at least a 100 non racetrack people here
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From my brother @mjocher77 helping @DelMarRacing . Very very busy. Hats off to those that dropped everything to be there to help.
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:52 am

This is good to hear. I assume they are also looking for smoke inhalation signs.

Jeremy Balan‏Verified account @BH_JBalan
Del Mar's George Bradvica, who is coordinating the volunteer effort there, says there will be a need for volunteers around 2 a.m. at Del Mar. At that time, they'll be assigning people to shedrows to watch horses for signs of colic, and to make sure they all have water.
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:11 am

Sparrow Castle wrote:Still a lot to sort out.

Sean Feld‏ @Seaneff
3m3 minutes ago
If any rescuers from SLR have found this small plain bay filly please let me know.
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Jeremy Balan‏Verified account @BH_JBalan
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Trainer Dan Dunham reports some horses were discovered dead on the track at San Luis Rey, while they were trying to round up loose horses. He thinks they probably died from smoke inhalation. He's not sure how many.
It's so sad to see the pleas from folks hoping to find their horses safe and sound. This is Sean's 3rd or 4th tweet about his filly and Brian still knows nothing about the majority of his horses. My heart breaks for them. I'd be so worried if mine had been stabled there.

Sean Feld‏ @Seaneff
Missing from San Luis Rey: International Diva (IRE) she is NOT tattooed but her microchip number is 985101045248102 she is no taller than 15.2

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Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:19 am

Also in the fire area is the farm Ocean Breeze Farm, where Square Eddie stands. Has anyone heard if they are o.k. there?
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:20 am

These are the horses that Brian can't account for yet, many were among those seen running loose at the SLR. Rockingham Ranch is devastated. Praying they are all safe at Del Mar.

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If anyone at Del Mar sees the following horses we would greatly appreciate you letting us know. I’ve included their breeding as some halters have names and others show breeding. #prayingforthehorses
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Indiano wrote:Also in the fire area is the farm Ocean Breeze Farm, where Square Eddie stands. Has anyone heard if they are o.k. there?
I've been looking for any word about the stallions, but heard nothing yet.
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:33 am

I look at these names and I'm just sick. Although any lives lost are tragic. And there is no rain any time soon. But of course global warming is a liberal hoax. Hoping for good news for all the ones not yet verified as found and safe. This is dreadful.
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:36 am

Heartening to see so many people in the industry donate to the fund. Raised $12,095 so far. BTW I think Sophie used to work for Graham Motion, anyway he vouches for her.
https://www.gofundme.com/help-for-san-luis-rey-downs
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:38 am

Steve Andersen‏ @DRFAndersen
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The California Horse Racing Board said in a statement released Thursday evening that approximately 25 horses were lost in the San Luis Rey Downs fire. The facility had capacity for about 495. Many have been transferred to Del Mar for backstretch housing this evening. #drf
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Diver52 wrote:I look at these names and I'm just sick. Although any lives lost are tragic. And there is no rain any time soon. But of course global warming is a liberal hoax. Hoping for good news for all the ones not yet verified as found and safe. This is dreadful.
I know, it's harder when you see their names. Two of these horses are in my VS. We know a lot of those horses were running loose and maybe among those herded into the infield. Sounds like some of those loose horses didn't make it.
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:46 am

Looks like it will be awhile before we know about these "unaccounted for" horses.

Jeremy Balan‏Verified account @BH_JBalan
6m6 minutes ago
More from the CHRB advisory: "As of 7:30 p.m. some 30 horses at SLR were still in the process of being evacuated and an unknown number of horses housed in pastures surrounding the property were unaccounted for as darkness prevented a thorough search of those areas."
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:52 am

If there were about 400 horses at SLR and 25 known deaths then there are still a lot of unknows.

Jeremy Balan‏Verified account @BH_JBalan
3m3 minutes ago
Del Mar racing secretary David Jerkens says there are now 250 evacuated Thoroughbreds now at the track.
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Jeremy Balan‏Verified account @BH_JBalan
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Multiple sources say owner/trainer Joe Herrick has been hospitalized after the fire at San Luis Rey. Can't report on his condition.

Jay Hovdey‏ @JayHovdey
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Volunteers and vets tend to the San Luis Rey refugees at Del Mar. Long night ahead.
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