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Famous race horses found with their manes partially cut

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Two famous racehorses were found with their manes partially cut on Versailles Farm in Hidaka, Hokkaido, police said Monday. One of the champion horses, Taiki Shuttle, has been inducted into the Japan Racing Association (JRA) Hall of Fame after winning 11 of 13 Grade-1 races before being put out to stud in 1998. The other horse is Rose Kingdom, a winner of the prestigious Japan Cup.

The ranch on Monday filed a property damage report with Hokkaido prefectural police, Fuji TV reported. Takafumi Iwasaki, 27, president of the ranch, was brushing the horses' manes on Sunday morning when he noticed that pieces about 8 cms long and 15 cms wide had been cut off with a sharp blade. He told police the horses were untouched when he last saw them on Saturday morning as they received their daily care.

Police believe the cutting occurred on Saturday while the animals were grazing in the pasture between 9 and 11 a.m. During these hours, visitors to the ranch are allowed to view and touch the horses.

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Wait for the hairs to appear on ebay....

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kinky dess

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Only a maniac...

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People need to be more vigilant as tourism is increasing. This will happen more often in the future.

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Wonder if they guy had been reading Peter Shaffer...

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AlexBecu

People need to be more vigilant as tourism is increasing. This will happen more often in the future.

So even though there's no mention in the post you have decided already it must be tourists/foreigners.

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Someone trying to clone them?

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Same weird fetish as the guy who has been cutting girls hairs off on a bus in Nagano? Only this time with horses? So many nutcases....

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Probably some scheme to make tea out of it in a desperate bid for an extra centimeter or two.

Give it up lads, you're born what you're born with.

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Race horses and thoroughbreds is a multi-billion-dollar industry. I wouldn’t be surprised if a rival ranch is doing it to psych-out the competition. I remember when I was a kid, there was a spate of genital mutilation of thoroughbred mares and breeding studs in Kentucky. After the knee-jerk suspicions of sexual deviants and satanists, It turned out a rival breeder was behind it.

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BeerDeliveryGuy,

Wow, that Kentucky case you mention sounds horrible for the poor horses. At least cutting a small section of their manes shouldn’t affect their health or ability. I wonder if it was just someone who loves horse racing and wanted a memento of these famous horses? Not that that’s an acceptable thing to do, of course.

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News update! They found the hair stuck on a fence post.

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It's probably just insurance scam.

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Probably some wacko ... a lock of hair from their favorite race steed. Will take a year to grown back.. which is a long time in horse years.

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Not good sorry to hear it's not nice iv been there.

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