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  • Thoroughbred center horses hit on Paris Pike

    Two horses got out of their stalls in the night and ran onto Paris Pike. Both were hit, one died on the spot and the other is in the clinic. Very sad and scary.

  • #2
    Originally posted by keepthelegend View Post
    Two horses got out of their stalls in the night and ran onto Paris Pike. Both were hit, one died on the spot and the other is in the clinic. Very sad and scary.
    i heard about this as well. very very sad.
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    • #3
      Whose horses were they?


      • Original Poster

        One was owned by a Hagyard Vet


        • #5
          Why is it more important to convey that one was a yearling than it is to identify how they got loose?


          • #6
            Where was one identified as a yearling? Regardless of how they got out,
            how sad for all.


            • Original Poster

              I didn't hear any details about how they got out of the stalls and if
              the gate was shut at the entrance. Neither were yearlings - not sure where that came from?!


              • #8
                Originally posted by keepthelegend View Post
                Two horses got out of their stalls in the night and ran onto Paris Pike. Both were hit, one died on the spot and the other is in the clinic. Very sad and scary.
                Sorry to hear this. I was there last Thursday.
                Its not a direct or short route from the stalls to Paris Pike. Theres a parking lot in between.


                • #9
                  Not sure how legit this link is but it's what I've found on it so far so sad to hear this news.



                  • #10
                    Crap. I wondered what happened. I drove by and there was blood all over the road. Not right in front of the TB training center, though. Figured it was a bad accident.


                    • #11
                      Sorry- I should have posted the sources with the post... but Ninja beat me to it.

                      The same report in Ninja's link to lex18 is posted on two other local news sites: WKYT and WTVQ.


                      • Original Poster

                        I don't know why the article is calling the horse a yearling. It was not, but I guess it doesn't matter. It was actually my vet's horse that was the one killed.


                        • #13
                          It's possible they got out on Johnston rd. There's a break in the fence there that they could easily walk over. Most of the fencing there is ready to blow over.


                          • #14
                            Poor fences used to make the owners liable for accidents, not sure about Kentucky since the horses seem to be more valued than the people. Thank god no one was injured or killed, so sorry for the person driving the semi to hit and kill a horse and for the owner of the horse. If it is true that the fence looks like it could blow down, I would not be keeping my valuable horse there, that is for sure. That could have been so bad.
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                            • #15
                              That's the new Keeneland for you. They don't want to invest anymore money into that place since they're trying to sell it. Barn 30 where I worked it rained just as hard inside the barn as it did outside. It's not the most glamorous place but it is functional.


                              • Original Poster

                                There was a gate open on the Johnston Rd side apparently. Strange they both broke through the webbing....but maybe one did it first and excited the other enough that he bolted/jumped through too.


                                • #17
                                  Im glad no one got hurt. I witnessed such carnage in Ocala a few months ago, after 5 yearlings got out and 3 were struck by a driver in a sedan. Unfortunately, he died. Seeing such scene shortly after it happened haunted me for a long time and every time I drive by the place, I always think of this poor man that was an innocent victim of horrible timing.


                                  • Original Poster

                                    My own yearling last year jumped out of her paddock and onto Paris Pike....I was in Florida so missed all the excitement, but hearing this really makes me realize how lucky she was! She is at the training center now actually. Racehorse webbings always make me nervous - thinking of replacing it with a gate just to be safe. Surprised more horses don't get out at the track every day!


                                    • #19
                                      So in keeping with this topic, my boyfriend last night asked whose fault and liability it would be if a horse jumped out of a perfectly maintained field and was hit by a car and caused injury or death to the driver/occupants.

                                      I didn't know 100%. Anyone able to shed some light here??

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                                      • #20
                                        It probably depends on individual state law but it may end up being a civil case rather than criminal...
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