Show Jumping Stallion Capone 1 Reported Missing

The story of a multimillion-dollar show jumping stallion allegedly stolen from his stall has horse enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists scratching their heads.

Capone 1, a 12-year-old Holsteiner stallion owned by the investment syndicate Exitpoint Stallions, vanished from his Custer, Wash., barn on Friday, May 16. The theft was reported by his trainer, Douglas Spink. Capone, who won $250,000 in his show jumping career and has been standing at stud, is said to be valued at over $5 million and was reportedly uninsured.

The alleged theft is currently under investigation by the Whatcom County Sheriff's office, Chief Jeff Parks told The Horse.

"There's a lot of information that is not yet confirmed, and several stories are being told," Parks said. "The horse is possibly in Canada, and at this time we are unsure whether we're dealing with a civil or a criminal matter."

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