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Fire Claims Life Of Standardbred

Published: March 17, 2017 8:35 am ET

Last Comment: March 17, 2017 10:42 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

A retired racehorse with ties to Ontario has perished in an early morning barn fire in Newfoundland.

According to reports, 13-year-old pacer Machthemoment was stabled in a barn in Halls Town, NL that was engulfed and levelled along with the attached garage. Firefighters were able to save the house but CBC is reporting that the vinyl siding on one side of the house was completely melted. The fire team remains on site this morning.

A jog cart and racebike remain after a fire levelled a barn in Newfoundland on Friday (March 17), claiming the life of Standardbred racehorse Machthemoment

Machthemoment (Mach Three - Memorable Moment) was an Ontario Sires Stakes graduate and raced in Ontario as a four-year-old before being purchased by Newfoundland's Jeanette & Justin Newell as a five-year-old. Machthemoment was a force on the racetrack, winning 14 races in 2009 and another 12 in 2010. He retired in 2014 with 42 wins and earnings just exceeding $70,000.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the connections of Machthemoment.

March 17, 2017 - 10:42 pmSo very sorry to hear the

So very sorry to hear the news today.
Mach was one amazing horse and I'm so glad I got to help dad out while he trained him in his final year of racing. He had the biggest heart and I loved watching him race, there was no other legs that could move like his! My heart is so heavy since I heard the news.

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