Ex Racehorse Owner Warns Others About Terrible Theft Ordeal

Thursday saw a sad day in horse racing and for especially ex racehorse owner Sally Bentley who found her timber stable blocks and complete stable had been taken apart and stolen from the field along with her neighbours stable aswell last Thursday night.

The Lincolnshire based horse lover has issued a warning to fellow horse owners after the theft wasn't the worst of the terrible act as the alleged criminals left her horse, who was a finalist in the Retraining of Racehorses Heart awards, left fighting for her life after the thieves had barged into the stables and overall took three complete stable blocks.

The thieves also left a dry ban feed in the field that was believed to be poisonous that could have been really harmful to the horses.

The ex racehorse is called Magical lasso and was one of three horses in the field at the stables and he was taken to Oakham Equine Veterinary Hospital after showing signs of Colic from eating neat feed that may have been poisonous as it should have been watered down.

(Credit Racing Post) Sally Bentley said: "That morning we discovered the thieves had taken the horses out of their stables, corralled them into the field and then put three bags of dried feed into the field.

My horse, Magical Lasso, showed signs of colic and at 4pm he went down in the field. The veterinary team fitted a naso-gastric tube and administered a charcoal, sponge, magnesium and parrafin mixture to flush him and to absorb toxins but we were told there was a risk of colic, septicaemia and laminitis."

The owner said the five-year-old began to show signs of recovery on Sunday: "He was in a critical condition until yesterday but made progress this morning and seems to have turned a corner.

"The irony is we were only at the RoR end-of-season party last week celebrating at the RoR Heart awards. Then to think a week later he would be fighting for his life.

"We love our ex-racers and believe the training they get in racing makes them so versatile. We want people to be vigilant – I don't want anyone to go through what we have gone through."

This is such a sad event and Bentley has paid tribute to Kevin Jardine who has came up with a way to raise some capital following the criminal act that is subsequently being looked into by the Lincolnshire Police.

Bentley said:"We've got two of the most amazing horses from Kevin and he has set up a fund to help buy us some new stables."

Free Bets & Offers

🚀 Bet £5 Get £20 in Free Bets!
FIRST SINGLE & E/W BET ONLY. ODDS OF 1/1 OR GREATER.2 X £10 BET TOKENS. FREE BET STAKES NOT INCLUDED IN RETURNS. FREE BETS ARE NON WITHDRAWABLE. NO FREE BET EXPIRY. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS. FURTHER T&CS APPLY. 18+. BEGAMBLEAWARE.ORG
Claim Bonus
GET A £20 RISK FREE FIRST BET!
New customers only. Sportsbook bets only, minimum odds 1/5 (1.2). Refunds are awarded as CASH, up to a max of £20 . Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal are eligible. Qualifying bet must be placed and settled within 30 days of account opening. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🚀 GET UP TO £50 IN FREE BETS 🚀
New customers only. Min deposit £20 to £50 to get free bets. Free bets rewarded as 4 free bets that total deposit amount. Free bets unlocked when real money bets (min odds 1/2) totalling free bet amount are placed within first 7 days. Min odds 1/2, 2+ legs & expire in 7 days. Winnings credited in cash. Full T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🌟 Bet £5 & Get £30 in Free Bets 🌟
New customers only. Deposit and place a £5 qualifying bet add odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 2x £10 free sports bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00 or greater, expires in 7 days, plus a £10 casino bonus, expires in 7 days. Wager the casino bonus 35x to withdraw winnings. Credit/debit card deposits only. Geographical restrictions and T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.
Claim Bonus
🏆£30 RISK FREE first bet at Paddy Power on any sports market - money back in CASH if your selection loses 🏆
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £30. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🔵 Bet £5 & Get £20 in Free Bets! 🔵
18+ Eligible UK+IRE players. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions + T&Cs apply
Claim Bonus
Bet £10 & Get £30 In Free Bets 🚀
New Customers Only in UK. Min Deposit: £10. Free Bet up to £30. Credit/Debit Card deposits only. Free Bet credited upon playthrough of first deposit. Deposit must be wagered at 3/4 (1.75)+ Full Terms Apply
Claim Bonus
When The Fun Stops. Stop.