Polo Horses May Have Been Poisoned

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  1. KnightSaberAmi

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    Polo Horses May Have Been Poisoned


    The 21 horses that collapsed and died Sunday in front of horrified spectators at the U.S. Open Polo Championship tournament were likely poisoned, according to investigators at the scene in Wellington, Florida.

    "Some died right away," Scott Swerdlin of the Palm Beach Equine Club told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. "Others lasted about 45 minutes."

    Each horse was valued at around $100,000, with many owned by Venezuelan banker Victor Vargas. He was said to have been "in shock and mourning" today.

    It remains unclear if the suspected poison was administered intentionally or by accident. Samples of the horses' vitamins, supplements, hay and other foods have been sent for analysis to the Kissimmee Diagnostic Lab at the University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine. No one will know for sure what happened until at least Friday, when autopsies will be conducted on the horses, according to Peter Rizzo, executive director of the U.S. Polo Association.

    The tournament is scheduled to resume Wednesday.
     
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    ... i got nothing ... no horse joke...
     
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    So they didn't drown in the pool then...
     
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    Ehh, they wouldn't last very long anyway. They are just like race and show horses. :deadhorse: 

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    Hey, with that many dead horses, at least the price of glue and dog food will drop now.
     
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    a sad sad thing they died before there time
     
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    I keep refreshing my page in hopes that I see him get up. Come'on horse....get up!
     
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    It sounds like a revenge killing. There are things that can be done to horses that don't turn up in drug tests or in necropsies...I don't remember exactly what they are, tho, as it was 22 years ago that I worked for a trainer who pulled stuff like that.

    They also could have been killed by feed contamination, or a new stable worker who didn't know that you don't give horses full tubes of wormer...but both would have shown up much earlier than at the match. But most likely that's what will be blamed.

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