21 Polo Horses Dead
Veterinarians and scientists are baffled at the fact that 21 Polo horses set to compete in Sunday’s Polo match in Wellington, Florida, all collapsed and died before commencement. United States Polo Association Director Peter Rizzo witnessed the first two horses collapse and said he’d never seen anything like that.
Witnesses say after the first initial collapses of the first two horses, they noticed the other horses disoriented. Within a 45-minute span, 13 other horses became disoriented and collapsed. Those that were left were cared for in there stables, but died overnight.
Although still unconfirmed, some vets believe “a tainted substance” was injected into these animals. The horses belong to the Lechuza Caracas, a Venezuelan-based horse polo team. Each horse had been valued at over $100,000 each. As it stands, the Caracas team’s future in United States Polo competitions are currently in question and investigations have already begun. The horses ages ranged from 10-11 years-old.