43 horses that died in San Luis Rey Downs fire have been identified

Terrified horses gallop from San Luis Rey Downs as the Lilac fire sweeps through the horse-training facility on Dec. 7 in San Diego.
(Paul Sisson / San Diego Union-Tribune)

The California Horse Racing Board has identified 43 of the 46 horses that died in the San Luis Rey Downs fire. Trainer Scott Hansen suffered the greatest loss: 15 thoroughbreds and one pony. Joe Herrick lost six horses, and Cliff Sise and Peter Miller each lost five.

The fire also injured three people at the facility. Trainer Martine Bellocq was burned over 50% of her body trying to save horses. Herrick and outrider Les Baker also suffered injuries in the rescue attempt.

Three horses have not been identified or been reported missing.

The list of trainers and horse loss:

Herman Ackerson: Handsome Beau

Les Baker (outrider): Paint pony, unknown name

Martine Bellocq: Royal Kuna, Wild Bill Hickory

Phil D’Amato: Oddsmaker, Riri

Daniel Dunham: Packin Heat, Sir Charmalot

Scott Hansen: Monster Man, Oughttobeking, Puig, Stormin Norman, Aussie Rock Star, Baby Bruin, Chrysaor, Dodgertown, Fregosi, He’s A Pleasure, Malibu Vixen, Mr. Hockey, Rocknrollallnight, Sunset Grill, Potent. Pony: Cat Dreamer


Joe Herrick: Call Me First, Everlovin Woman, Only One Love, Ourroseofthenile, Ral Rue, Sarah Sunshine

Juan C. Lopez: Fast Freddie. Yearling: (colt) Slew’s Tiznow-Chalula One

Peter Miller: Amalfi Drive, California Diamond, Doc Raj, Lizmeister, Los Borrachos

Kimberly Schaffer-Marrs: Shortstormcoming

Cliff Sise: Candy Twist, Scat Home Lady. Yearlings: (colt) City Zip-Sweet Thoughts, (colt) Quality Road-Cool Flame, (filly) Into Mischief-Warm Hugs