Louisiana Barn Fire Kills 12 Horses

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A Sept. 25 fire at Velocity Farms near Benton, La., killed 12 horses, including Deerhound, sire of Thoroughbred champion Countess Diana. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Shanna Berry, who co-owns the farm with Sandi Blackburn, said in addition to Deerhound, the Thoroughbred stallions killed included: Banderas, El Lobo, Filmore, and Wild Wildcat.

The remaining horses that

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