Los Alamitos cancels Friday thoroughbred races after fires claim horses at San Luis Rey Downs

By Art Wilson

Los Alamitos Race Course canceled Friday’s eight-race thoroughbred program late Thursday night because of the Lilac Fire in San Diego County that caused the deaths of an unknown number of horses at the San Luis Rey Downs training center in Bonsall.

Several Southland trainers have horses stabled at San Luis Rey, which is home to about 400-500 horses. According to Jeremy Balan of The Blood-Horse, Philip D’Amato, Clifford Sise, Scott Hansen, Dan Dunham and Sam Scolamieri were among the local trainers who lost horses in the fire.

Billy Koch, founder and managing partner of Little Red Feather Racing club, told The Blood-Horse [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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