46 Horses Confirmed Dead


Forty-six horses are confirmed dead and others are missing as the Lilac Fire raged through the San Luis Rey Downs Training Center. The fire destroyed over 50 percent of the barns. Two hundred sixty horses were taken to the Del Mar Race Track. Some horses, however, remain unaccounted for after they broke through a fence during the fire. The San Luis Rey facility had approximately 450 horses at the time of the fire on December 7, 2017.