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8 thoroughbred horses killed in Lexington barn fire

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LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE) - A barn fire near Keeneland in Lexington killed all eight thoroughbred horses inside Friday morning.

Officials said horse trainer Gerry Carwood, who lives near the barn on Rice Road, tried to save the animals, but the heat and smoke were too much for him.

The barn was destroyed by the time firefighters arrived.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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