List of deceased from San Luis Rey

The full list of deceased horses who perished in the Lilac Fire that destroyed the San Luis Rey facility has been released.  From the article in Bloodhorse, below are the names of those identified.  Three are still unidentified. Where possible, I pulled photos from my archives.  RIP and condolences to their connections. We will not soon forget that day.

Packin Heat

Herman Ackerson – Handsome Beau

Martine Bellocq – Royal Kuna, Wild Bill Hickory

Phil D’Amato – Oddsmaker, Riri

Dan Dunham – Packin Heat, Sir Charmalot

Monster Man



Sir Charmalot

Aussie Rock Star

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, Cat Dreamer (pony)


Call Me First

Ral Rue

Joe Herrick – Everlovin Woman, Only One Love, Ourroseofthenile, Ral Rue, Sarah Sunshine

Juan C. Lopez – Fast Freddie, yearling colt (Slew’s Tiznow – Chalula One)

California Diamond


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

Kimberly Schaffer-Marrs: Shortstormcoming


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

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