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Local residents still pushing to help San Luis Rey workers

Local residents still pushing to help San Luis Rey workers

Hours after surveying the Lilac fire’s grim fallout in Del Mar, Michelle Storm took to Facebook.

In the three days since the blaze tore through San Luis Rey Downs—killing nearly 50 horses on Dec. 7 and displacing the training facility’s live-in workers—Del Mar Racetrack had become a makeshift sanctuary for more than 800 horses and some 200 groomsmen.

The daughter of longtime Rancho Santa Fe residents Sue and Gordy Bartow, Storm had grown up showing quarter horses, attuned from childhood to the bond between horses and the workers who spend their lives caring for them.

So, aisle by aisle, stall by stall, she sought out as many groomsmen as she could find at Del Mar on Dec....

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