Fire at San Luis Rey!?

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Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:32 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:This sounds like a conflicting report, Ridan.

Jeremy Balan‏Verified account @BH_JBalan
8m8 minutes ago
The danger going forward is there are still horses loose at San Luis Rey. Jockey agent Matt Nakatani says it is pitch black there. Toss in uneven ground and some hills. Know of one horse already who broke down and had to be euthanized.
I would be amazed if there weren't still horses loose.
If you watch the video I posted above and see the sheer number of horses that were loose and running around scared out of their minds, I don't know how long it would take to catch them.
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Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:35 pm

Flanders wrote:
Sparrow Castle wrote:This sounds like a conflicting report, Ridan.

Jeremy Balan‏Verified account @BH_JBalan
8m8 minutes ago
The danger going forward is there are still horses loose at San Luis Rey. Jockey agent Matt Nakatani says it is pitch black there. Toss in uneven ground and some hills. Know of one horse already who broke down and had to be euthanized.
I would be amazed if there weren't still horses loose.
If you watch the video I posted above and see the sheer number of horses that were loose and running around scared out of their minds, I don't know how long it would take to catch them.
Yeah, I watched the video earlier and decided not to post it but it certainly tells the tale of how awful and chaotic it was. Leo Tapia is amazing. He also works at EMD.
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Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:41 pm

@Sparrow Castle -- At about 10:35pm EST, the reporter on the live stream from CBS8 in San Diego said about 17 barns burned. She updated her earlier report and said volunteers with horse trailers were still arriving at SLR and horses were still being evacuated. But she repeated that all the surviving horses either were or are being evacuated. News reports when there is such chaotic breaking news often is not fully accurate. I just hope the reporter is right and that all the surviving horses are either out or being taken out.

Officials are planning a news conference in about a half hour. I will try to watch and report what is said. At least one firefight has been injured from an exploding propane tank, homes have been lost, and the fire has gone toward Oceanside.
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Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:44 pm

I think they are still in process of vanning them out.

Here's another video from earlier.

Brian Trump‏ @realBrianTrump
8m8 minutes ago
More footage from earlier. I can only make out a few horses but I definitely saw Richard’s Boy & Tristan’s Trilogy, Surrender Now & Bobby Abu Dhabi running around.
https://mobile.twitter.com/sdut/status/ ... 00/video/1
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Jeremy Balan‏Verified account @BH_JBalan
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Richard Mandella, who had a string at San Luis Rey, got good news a little while ago:

“I have horses with Michelle Dollase there. I got good news about 30 minutes ago that they’re on the way to Del Mar. We’re very lucky, but feel for those who weren’t as fortunate.”

Eclipse Thoroughbred‏ @EclipseTBP
1m1 minute ago
We are so relieved to report that our one horse stabled at San Luis Rey, Onassis, has been evacuated and arrived to Del Mar safely. We hope there are many more happy endings to this horrible event as heroic efforts are made by so many brave workers and volunteers.
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Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:49 pm

Sparrow Castle, thank you so much for reposting the tweets. Very much appreciated.
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More Brian Trump Retweeted Aron Wellman
Tristan’s Trilogy has made it to Del Mar safely. Still have about 35 more to account for.

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Ridan_Remembered wrote:Sparrow Castle, thank you so much for reposting the tweets. Very much appreciated.
We know some of these people and horses. Will stay at it as long as I can.
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:07 am

Happy to see Leo and the other grooms and assistants get the major kudo's they deserve! They are so very indispensable when it comes to the welfare of our horses. They were heroes in Puerto Rico too. Incredible what they do!

Barbara Livingston‏ @DRFLivingston
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I don't speak Spanish but seems someone might have told him there was a barn starting to burn, and he bolted off to let horses out...he called some "Mommy" and took care with each one, saving them. Incredibly heroic.
Leo Tapia did it while live-streaming. 264K views already.

Frank Angst‏ @BH_FAngst
60m60 minutes ago
The actions of Leo Tapia and others to save Horses at San Luis Rey today are incredible. Powerful stuff.

Jim Miller‏ @HawthorneJim
2h2 hours ago
Leo Tapia and the grooms and horsemen like him deserve major racing recognition. Work behind the scenes on a normal day and step up to save those horses who he and so many others rely on when they are most in need. Prayers to all at SLR!
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Still a lot to sort out.

Sean Feld‏ @Seaneff
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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
1m1 minute ago
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.
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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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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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Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:30 am

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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Jason Jocher‏ @PHRJason
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.

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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
1m1 minute ago
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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Zoe, if you see any of our horses please share.
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