Dead Polo Ponies

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    April 19, 2009: Palm Beach Equine Clinic Veterinary Technician Ginny Powell administers care to a dying horse at the International Polo Club of Palm Beach in Wellington, Fla. Officials were waiting Monday April 20 for test results to find out why 21 polo horses from a Venezuelan team fell fatally ill before a match during a tournament at the club.

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    April 19, 2009: Palm Beach Equine Clinic Veterinary Technician Ginny Powell works to save a dying horse at the International Polo Club of Palm Beach in Wellington, Fla.

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    April 20, 2009: Horses can be scene behind the gates of Lechuza Caracas Polo and Equestrian stables one day after the death of 21 of their polo ponies in Wellington, Fla. The horses became sick just prior to a scheduled match at the club on Sunday.

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    April 20, 2009: Flowers are shown at a makeshift memorial outside of Lechuza Caracas Inc. in Wellington Fla. The horses from the Venezuelan-owned team Lechuza Caracas sickened just before a tournament Sunday, collapsing and dying on the scene or while being treated at vet clinics or transported, officials said.

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    April 20, 2009: This photo shows people holding tarps to shield collapsed horses of the Lechuza Polo team as they are worked on at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Fla. Investigators have opened a criminal probe into whether someone poisoned 21 polo horses that died during preparations for a match in the sport's top championship in Florida, officials said.

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