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By Tom Ferrall
Staff Writer 

Horses, humans back on track at San Luis Rey Training Center

 

Last updated 4/21/2018 at 5:10pm

Susan Weeks photos

Riders put their horses through their morning exercises at the San Luis Rey Training Center in Bonsall April 13.

The San Luis Rey Training Center in Bonsall is once again looking like, well, a training center.

Thoroughbreds with exercise riders aboard head to the racetrack for morning workouts. Trainers monitor their runners as they stride around the one-mile oval while grooms scurry around the barns, mucking stalls, bathing and feeding the horses in their care.

"It's back to normal," said trainer Michele Dollase. "It's excellent to be back."

The more than 400 horses displaced by the Dec. 7 Lilac fire, which tore through a portion of the training center, destroyed eight barns and claimed 46 equine l...



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