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One at a time, 26 horses led from fire to safety

As a fast-moving fire swept through racehorse barns near a West Virginia track Monday, teams of trainers, track associates, and even people off the street who knew nothing of horses, converged to lead those they could to safety. Working in the dark, horse trainer Elizabeth Meehan said she had to feel her way to find halters and shanks to harness the frightened horses and lead them out. “It was pandemonium,” she said. “There were no lights on in the barn because all the power lines were down, and most of the horses didn’t have halters on.” When Meehan arrived at […]