8 thoroughbreds die in fire in Kentucky

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8 thoroughbreds were the victims of a fire blaze at a stables nearby Lexyngton in Keeneland just a few days after the renowned Kentucky Derby on the 2nd and the 3rd of May, the event which saw Victor Espinoza shine on California Chrome.
The stables was completely destroyed during the blaze and belonged to the director of the Kentucky Horse Racing commission John Ward who had rented it to trainer Gerry Carwood. The latter also trained the winner of the Kentucky Derby in 2001 Monarchos.
Only 2 of the foal were able to be saved while the remaining 8 were trapped and lost their lives. The causes of the fire haven’t as yet been identified.
source: www.courier-journal.com

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