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Up To 21 Horses Die Before A Polo Match In Florida

by: AnthonyP On  Monday, April 20, 2009

14 Horses Drop Dead Before Polo MatchTotal Pro Sports -¬† As weird as it sounds it’s true, up to 21 and as many as 30 Horses have died before a Polo match near West Palm Beach, Florida on Sunday.

A Venezuelan team was preparing for a match, 2 horses collapsed and then 5 others became dizzy as vets tried to revive the first 2.

“A total of seven died on our property,” O’Connor told CNN. Seven other horses died en route to a Wellington horse farm and a veterinary hospital.

The cause of the deaths has not been determined, and necropsies and blood tests were underway, he said.

This is a big loss for the Polo world and the Venezuelan team, as each horse has an estimated value of over $100,000 USD.

“Everybody is kind of in shock and trying to figure out what happened,” he said. “Nobody can recall an incident in which this many horses have died at once.”

We just hope the Venezuelan team had a good insurance plan to cover for this kind of loss because if they didn’t, they will be out alot of money.

14 horses die just before polo match – [CNN]




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