View Full Version : Fire on I-95 kills 6 horses

Apr. 17, 2011, 03:17 PM
This is so tragic -


Apr. 17, 2011, 05:12 PM
I believe there are a few thread on this on the Off Course section as well.

As an aside I didn't know this from the DRF's story on the fire (http://www.drf.com/news/six-racehorses-bound-new-york-die-van-fire):

Earlier this year, Giant Moon, one of Schosberg’s better older horses, died due to laminitis.

For the well known guy I don't think his death was noted before.

Apr. 17, 2011, 06:06 PM
Thanks, Glimmerglass - I quickly looked for it on the forums but I guess not thoroughly enough.

I remember hearing about Giant Moon earlier as also Big Truck died previously - both NY contemporaries.

Apr. 17, 2011, 06:24 PM
Does anyone know where these horses were destined or who they were/belonged to?

Apr. 17, 2011, 06:32 PM
1 for Schosberg from the OBS 2yo sale, 2 for Hushion, and 1 for Rudy Rodriguez, although not sure the last three were from that sale. All heading for Belmont. Not sure of the last 2.


Apr. 17, 2011, 08:03 PM
If this was due to someone smoking in the van or another car that is even more terrible. I see way to many people smoking around horses. They think if they stand with their arm out the door they are smoking outside. Totally ignorant!!!! I saw a lady in the Pimlico receiving barn smoking a cigarette at the door of the stall, she took her cigarette hand out of the stall to flick it. How many stories do we have to hear like this before people start using their brains.

For the record, I know this may have nothing to do with this situation but it hit a nerve.

If any of you are one of those people that smokes in a barn, just outside of it, half in and half out or anywhere near it PLEASE STOP!

Piney Woods
Apr. 26, 2011, 11:17 PM
Saw this happen in a two horse trailer one time. We were caravanning home with several other ponyclubber's rigs when one of the trailers started to smoke. There was a window/vent in the front of the trailer and a cigarette from a passing car flew in and caught the hay bag on fire. Because we were following, we saw it early enough to get them stopped and get the horses out before they got hurt but it was enough to make me to re-think the open windows and vents in my trailer.