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 Post subject: Tragedy at Belterra Park
PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 11:39 am 
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I was pressured into entering my horse for a maiden mile at Belterra Park on 5/8 and on 5/7 I evaluated things. I thought my horse was just not himself and I noted that Belterra had endured monsoon type rain for a lot of days so I scratched my horse.

The race he would have been in had a fatal breakdown and one after the wire that came up 3-legged; the next race had TWO breakdowns and then they cancelled the rest of the card. Apparently the track had washed away. By the way these were 5-horse fields. Racing has been cancelled until they install a new surface. I was very torn between being so SAD for the horses/owners that went through that and so HAPPY mine was safe in the barn to run again another day.

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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 6:40 pm 
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Wow, that's horribly sad. As an owner, I'd be devastated. I am glad your horse is ok!


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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 5:38 pm 
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Sorry to hear of such a tragedy - but glad yours is OK. At some point, common sense has to come in...

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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 12:44 pm 
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It is very sad, but so glad to hear that your horse is ok.


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