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Second Newfoundland Barn Fire

Published: December 11, 2012 8:47 am ET

Last Comment: December 13, 2012 11:55 am ET | 8 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

While standardbreds were saved from a barn fire on Monday in the Goulds area of Newfoundland, a second barn fire early Tuesday morning claimed the lives of seven horses.

The barn, owned by local veterinarian Dr. Kevin Anderson and his wife Dr. Karla Furey, was completely destroyed including all contents - equipment and animals, including horses and three goats. The seven horses involved were trained by Kevin McDonald, some of which were owned by him and his daughter Amy. Lost in the barn blaze were Formac For Melissa, Mach Three Extreme, U S Charmeleon, Joes Rainbow, Abs Yankees Rail, P H Golden Girl and Hero in America.

This barn is located on Ruby Line, just five minutes from the other burned down barn. Both fires occurred in an area where fire hydrants were scarce and water had to be trucked in to battle the blaze.

Photos: The St. John's Telegram -- VOCM News

Amy McDonald told Trot Insider this morning that police will be talking to the occupants of all barns and farms in the community to warn people and to be on guard for the next few days. Police are also on hand at St. John's Racing and Entertainment Centre.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the connections of the deceased horses.

(Photo courtesy Keith Gosse/The Telegram)

December 13, 2012 - 11:55 amLooks like Dougie McNair is

Dan Fisher SAID...

Looks like Dougie McNair is spearheading a Facebook drive to actually send as many as five new race horses and possibly a broodmare (compatible to Big Jim) to the MacDonalds to replace their stable. Great gesture Dougie... if anyone can help please contact Doug.

December 11, 2012 - 9:14 pmMy heart is completely broken

My heart is completely broken in half for all of you guys. Our community had a sleepless night, the shock, the worry, the fear. These were all great horse people in our community. My condolences to Kevin A/Karla/Kevin M/Amy/Carolyn/Greg/Denice and families. I hope this will be labelled as nothing more then an accident. As we race against each other competitively, we are a family when it comes to our shared passion for this industry. Stay strong. You have a large circle of people who will always be around for you.

December 11, 2012 - 7:08 pmI was so sorry to read about

Lynne Magee SAID...

I was so sorry to read about the first fire in Goulds but this----what a tragedy. My condolences to you on the loss of your horses and goats. What a terrible and painful loss.

December 11, 2012 - 3:48 pmSorry to hear about your

James Carr SAID...

Sorry to hear about your major loss.
If you can come up with a mare for your daughter to breed I will personally donate a breeding to BIG JIM and hopefully a couple of years down the road you will have a yearling to help you get back on your feet.

December 11, 2012 - 2:25 pmMy condolences to all those

Adam Mauntah SAID...

My condolences to all those affected by these fires.

December 11, 2012 - 1:11 pmOur small equine community

Our small equine community has been devastated by the tragic events of the past twenty four hours, our thoughts are with friends and aquaintances as they deal with this terrible loss as well as with each of the beautiful horses that we had come to know so well.

December 11, 2012 - 12:11 pmOur thoughts and prayers

Ann MacNeill SAID...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this unimaginable loss of your dear horses.

December 11, 2012 - 10:22 amI would Really Hate to be

I would Really Hate to be those people right now. I love My horses to death when I read this I got teary Eyed


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