"A horror scene". A racehorse was found dead Saturday morning in his paddock, one ear severed flush with the skull, at the Girouard training center (Vendée). “The day before, everything was still perfect. Demon Medoc was in great condition, "laments the trotter coach, Philippe Boutin, in the columns of Ouest France.
Démon du Médoc, which had won several competitions, was starting to make a name for itself in racetracks. According to France 3 Pays de la Loire, the race trotter, aged seven, had reached the sum of 130,000 euros in cumulative earnings. "We will remember his two successes," praised the Hippodrome de Langon on social networks.
🗓06 / 08 / 2019- 🏁Course 8 - PRIZE Paris-Turf 🏆 DEMON DU MEDOC - Philippe Boutin 🎩 Philippe Boutin 🎥bit.ly / 33fE5e5Gepostet von Hippodrome de Langon am Dienstag, 6. August 2019
A similar case in Moselle a few days earlier
The prosecution of Sables d'Olonne (Vendée) opened an investigation to determine the cause of death of the animal. An autopsy should be performed this Saturday. According to Ouest-France, Philippe Boutin has filed a complaint.
Troublingly, a similar case was noted in Moselle on February 12. A horse was found dead in an agricultural high school in Château-Salins: Gold des Luthiers, 4, would have received a big blow on the head before having his ear cut, the regional daily reported.