It's not a weekend when you'd expect to read about a horse farm crime spree. It's Breeders Cup weekend in Kentucky, after all. The state is celebrating the ultimate showcase of its signature product, fine Thoroughbred horses. All eyes are on Louisville's Churchill Downs.
But 75 miles up the road in Lexington, the horse farms have been left with skeleton crews, as everyone who could get the weekend off headed down the highway to see their favorite sons and daughters of the Bluegrass run for fame and glory.
At one farm, the weekend has been a nightmare. This news report from Lexington NBC affiliate Channel 18 details the scene on Saturday at McConathy Farm, a boarding farm for pleasure and competition sport horses off Jack's Creek Pike.
I spoke with Lisa McConathy today; she said that she moved the 11 horses stabled in the main barn to a different farm and is working with police, who are interviewing people and collecting reports.
Lisa bemoaned the fact that one of the horses whose tail was cut was 20 years old. "It will never grow back," she said sadly. She said she was glad that the horses were otherwise unharmed directly.
Lisa added that the farm will be investing in security cameras and lots of lights.
by Fran Jurga | The Jurga Report at Equisearch.com
Be friends withFran Jurga on Facebook.com