Fire at San Luis Rey!?

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Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:26 am

i imagine they're worried that some bored <expletive> will look up the owners and/or trainers of every horse that died and start causing trouble. it's actually pretty scary that that's even something in the realm of possibility, that there are ppl that awful out there. i'd like to see a complete (as complete as it can be right now) list, but after this being mentioned, i'm willing to give wiggle room.
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Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:52 am

Social media is going to be the death of this game... and so many other things. I cannot think of anything more awful than a bunch of old bitties with power and nothing better to do all day..
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Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:58 am

Somnambulist wrote:Social media is going to be the death of this game... and so many other things. I cannot think of anything more awful than a bunch of old bitties with power and nothing better to do all day..
No. The industry itself is it's own worst problem.
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Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:30 am

Ziggypop wrote:
Somnambulist wrote:Social media is going to be the death of this game... and so many other things. I cannot think of anything more awful than a bunch of old bitties with power and nothing better to do all day..
No. The industry itself is it's own worst problem.
Well I agree with that, but there are a lot of people on the internet who remind me frequently why the Electoral College should never go away. Most people do not have the intelligence to do research and routinely fall victim to sensationalist propaganda.

It's sad.

If racing has no desire to clean itself up (which it doesn't) then it deserves to die. I hope the industry cares more about itself than it seems to. I sometimes wonder if it exists in my old age should I be lucky enough to get there.
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Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:35 am

Somnambulist wrote:
Ziggypop wrote:
Somnambulist wrote:Social media is going to be the death of this game... and so many other things. I cannot think of anything more awful than a bunch of old bitties with power and nothing better to do all day..
No. The industry itself is it's own worst problem.
Well I agree with that, but there are a lot of people on the internet who remind me frequently why the Electoral College should never go away. Most people do not have the intelligence to do research and routinely fall victim to sensationalist propaganda.

It's sad.

If racing has no desire to clean itself up (which it doesn't) then it deserves to die. I hope the industry cares more about itself than it seems to. I sometimes wonder if it exists in my old age should I be lucky enough to get there.
I stepped away from the industry for 30 years. I was completely taken aback how nothing bad been done to clean up even the most obvious problems. Appalling how horses are still suffering because of the lack of courage.
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Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:51 am

Ziggypop wrote: I was completely taken aback how nothing bad been done to clean up even the most obvious problems. Appalling how horses are still suffering because of the lack of courage.
Not sure what you're getting at.......is it like a Shamu/PETA.....Elephants/RinglingBros thing for you, shut'em down?
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:04 pm

stark wrote:
Ziggypop wrote: I was completely taken aback how nothing bad been done to clean up even the most obvious problems. Appalling how horses are still suffering because of the lack of courage.
Not sure what you're getting at.......is it like a Shamu/PETA.....Elephants/RinglingBros thing for you, shut'em down?
I'm not sure what other path you think this industry is walking down.
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Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:06 pm

RT @SDSheriff It's devastating to lose your home in a wildfire. Anxiety, flashbacks, lack of sleep and hypervigilance could develop into post-traumatic stress disorder. If you need to talk to someone, you can call the 24-hour County Crisis Hotline at (888) 724-7240 or call 2-1-1.

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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:31 pm

Jeremy Balan‏Verified account @BH_JBalan
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The Stronach Group's Tim Ritvo says there will be a memorial service for the San Luis Rey horses who died. It will be on opening day at Santa Anita Dec. 26. He said the names of horses lost will be included.


Shirley Ann Kimball
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12/14/17 - Missing SLR Training Center horses
Sadly it appears that all of the horses stabled at the Training Center have been accounted for. My sincere condolences to all who lost their horses. We sure got our hopes up yesterday. Thank you for all of your help and your prayers.
That being said, last night on the local news they said a special horse tracking team was going out today to search the riverbed. The best of success to them. There are a lot of private and public Stables in the burnt out and surrounding areas. If there are horses out there, I hope they find them.
http://www.cbs8.com/story/37053492/lila ... since-fire
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Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:54 pm

Los Al: SLR filly Scathing rallies to win 8th race
The 4-year-old filly Scathing won a starter allowance at five furlongs in Thursday's eighth race to become the first horse based at San Luis Rey Downs to start after the devastating wildfire that struck the training center in Bonsall, Calif., on Dec. 7.

Ridden by Santiago Gonzalez, Scatching ($10.60) rallied between horses to finish 1 1-4 lengths in front of Aiming Straight.

In order to be allowed to run, Scathing underwent a two-stage respiratory exam required this week for any horse based at San Luis Rey Downs at the time of the fire.

First, trainer Adam Kitchingman's attending veterinarian was required to sign a statement that said Scathing was fit to run and had undergone an exam that found "no evidence of respiratory inflammation."

Secondly, state veterinarians listened to the filly's breathing with a stethoscope as part of a typical pre-race examination to ensure she was fit to race earlier on Thursday.

The wildfire claimed the lives of 46 horses. Eight barns were destroyed by flames. Kitchingman said last weekend his stable was not severely affected by the fire and that some of his runners were evacuated to Del Mar before the fire reached the training center.

The pre-race procedure was welcomed by wining owner Cody Polansky, a 48-year-old plumbing contractor from Topanga Canyon.

"No one knew for sure, but we thought she was in good shape," Polansky said in the winner's circle. "She's been at Del Mar with no (negative) signs. If there was any sign (of a problem), we didn't want to run.

"Adam's barn was one of the concrete barns. They kept the horses relaxed."
http://live.drf.com/nuggets/39798-los-a ... n-8th-race
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Brian Trump‏ @realBrianTrump
Dec 12
You guys never got a chance to meet him, but this was our unraced 2yo colt AMALFI DRIVE who tragically perished in the #lilacfire. He had his whole career ahead of him. Just breaks my heart. #NeverForgotten – at San Luis Rey Downs
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Brian Trump‏ @realBrianTrump
20m20 minutes ago
Spent the day at our relocated Del Mar stable and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with the condition of the majority of our horses. A big thank you to all of the volunteers who helped our horses and our grooms relocate. We are forever grateful.

Brian Trump‏ @realBrianTrump
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Miracle that she came out without a single scratch on her.
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SURRENDER NOW looks awesome. Can’t wait to get her back into training.
Video: https://twitter.com/realBrianTrump/stat ... 2116578304
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Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:29 am

Sparrow Castle wrote:Brian Trump‏ @realBrianTrump
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You guys never got a chance to meet him, but this was our unraced 2yo colt AMALFI DRIVE who tragically perished in the #lilacfire. He had his whole career ahead of him. Just breaks my heart. #NeverForgotten – at San Luis Rey Downs
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What a handsome colt he was, SC. My deepest condolences to all of you.
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Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:00 pm

Amalfi has such a soulful look. My condolences to all his connections. :(
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Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:21 pm

'Nightmare' at San Luis Rey Downs leaves pain, promise in wake
The Lilac Fire that ravaged North County incited panic at San Luis Rey Downs as the flames flickered, leaving the horse training facility in profound pain.

At least 46 horses died that day, falling from fire, smoke inhalation, heart attacks and injuries. Horse hide was found far from the flames, on an aluminum gate along the track’s inside rail — a jarring sign of the chaos that swirled.

What did San Luis Rey endure in those fateful, flame-filled hours on Dec. 7 as the fire ambushed stalls holding about 450 horses at the 240-acre facility?
More: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/spo ... story.html
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Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:42 pm

Poor Conquest Typhoon :(
Veterinarian/owner Korin Potenza feeds a banana to Conquest Typhoon, a horse trained by Peter Miller, at the San Luis Rey Equine Hospital. Conquest Typhoon was burned during the Lilac Fire at the San Luis Rey Training Center.
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Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:47 pm

Poor guy. Of any place to get a burn, getting one around the mouth/eyes can't be easy to rehabilitate. At least it looks like it hasn't affected his appetite too much.
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Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:51 pm

If his lips are burned, he may be only able to eat stuff as soft as bananas. I really hope he can heal quickly.
And that he's on some really good pain meds right now. :(
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Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:57 pm

The Union Tribute article mentioned that bananas, bran mash soup, and applesauce are all he can really eat.
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Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:03 pm

I want to thank all the connections who have shared photos of their SLR horses...found safe or injured. And especially for the pictures of those who were lost. It gives all of us a chance to know and appreciate these beautiful animals, even if just a tiny bit.
Also thanks to all our TBC folks who are posting the photos, tweets and links.
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Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:26 pm

My heart breaks for Typhoon, Langtry, trainer Martine, and everyone affected by this terrible tragedy, human and equine. Hopefully they can sustain his health on such a diet until he's able to eat hay, oats and other more typical equine food.

Looking at the damaged barns, it's a wonder so many people and horses got out alive.
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