Filly destroyed after Pimlico fire

November 22, 1990|By Dale Austin

A 2-year-old filly who had suffered smoke inhalation from a fire Monday night at Pimlico Race Course was destroyed by lethal injection yesterday.

"It was decided to put her down at 9 this morning," trainer Bill Allbright said yesterday. "She just wasn't doing any good. She was just hurt too much."

Allbright said the filly, by Tim The Tiger out of Lady Climber, was unraced and had not been named. She was owned by Lisa Brooks of Connecticut, Allbright said.

The filly had been stabled next to the straw that was set afire after it was placed in front of her stall in Barn 10 at Pimlico. Fire officials suspect arson and are conducting an investigation.

The trainer said the other 19 horses trained by him in Barn 10 "seem to be doing all right. They are all back in their stalls."

Allbright said the filly was insured, "but I don't think it was for much money. Probably just the amount of the purchase, but I don't know how much Mrs. Brooks paid for her. It wasn't much, though."

There was no report of any injury to any of the five other horses trained by J.B. Secor stabled in the barn Monday night.

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