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'An unprecedented loss of life': The grim toll of Southland fires on animals born to run

The evacuation of San Luis Rey Downs was orderly at first. Trainers at the 500-stall facility for racehorses in northern San Diego County led thoroughbreds from the stables into trailers or onto a nearby racetrack. But as the Lilac fire raced closer, choking the paddocks with smoke and setting...
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