Two racehorses killed in honeybee attack in Tumakuru

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Two racehorses killed in honeybee attack in Tumakuru

  • Two popular breed racehorses were killed after honeybees attacked them in Kunigal town of Tumakuru district in Karnataka

Tumakuru: Two popular breed racehorses were killed after honeybees attacked them in Kunigal town of Tumakuru district in Karnataka.

One of the racehorses was a 10-year-old while another was 15 years old. They were imported from Ireland and America, and they had won many titles.

The incident took place on Thursday when the horses were left to graze on the premises of the farm.

The horses could not take shelter when the honeybees started attacking suddenly. They collapsed on the ground and started wailing. Immediately, a team of expert veterinary doctors arrived at the farm and administered treatment.

One of the horses died on Thursday night and another on Friday morning. The horses were presently used for breeding. The United Racing and Bloodstock Breeders (URBB), a subsidiary of the UB group, housed in the Kunigal Stud Farm, had bought the horses six years ago by paying Rs 1 crore each, according to sources.

Sources also explained that it is the first incident since the establishment of Stud Farm. The farm was established by Tipu Sultan 260 years ago. The management of the farm maintained that the tragic death of two breeding horses has caused heavy losses for the URBB.

The American racehorse had participated in the Virginia Derby and many other international events while the horse from Ireland won three times in the Five Star Derby.


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