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San Luis Rey Downs equine death toll from Lilac Fire at 46


Last updated 12/15/2017 at 2:58pm

BONSALL – The death toll for horses at the San Luis Rey Downs Training Center affected by the Lilac Fire reached 46, according to California Horse Racing Board officials.

Officials have determined that the horses perished when the blaze tore through equine country in Bonsall and heavily damaged the San Luis Rey Downs Training Center, where as many as 495 horses can be stabled.

Among the horses killed was multiple stakes-winner California Diamond. The 3-year-old gelding owned by Rockingham Ranch had five wins and five second-place finishes in 14 starts, earning more than $475,000 in his c...

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