Trainer Martine Bellocq Remains Hospitalized
Following Injuries Suffered at San Luis Rey
Trainer Martine Bellocq continues to be treated at UCSD Medical Center in San Diego for burns she received trying to rescue her horses during the San Luis Rey Downs training center fire in Bonsal Thursday. Her status remains "critical" according to the hospital and her doctors have indicated that it will be at least several more days before any decisions can be made about further treatments.
Bellocq and her husband, Pierre, Jr., had six horses at the San Diego North County facility. Four of them are known to have been rescued.
Pierre, Jr. is the older brother of long-time racing executive Remi Bellocq, who currently works in Lexington, KY with the Bluegrass Community and Technical College. They are the sons of the noted equine artist Pierre Bellocq, known as PEB.
Those wishing to donate funds toward Martine Bellocq's medical expenses are encouraged to do so through the California Thoroughbred Trainers' site by going to CTHFcares.org The donation can be specifically earmarked for Bellocq.
Media inquiries about Bellocq's condition can be channeled through Mac McBride of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. His e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org