Louis Pomes Named White Horse Winner

Louis Pomes, who worked tirelessly to find and lead abandoned horses to safety in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, was named the 2005 winner of the White Horse Award Thursday afternoon at Belmont Park. The award was bestowed upon Pomes during the

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Louis Pomes, who worked tirelessly to find and lead abandoned horses to safety in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, was named the 2005 winner of the White Horse Award Thursday afternoon at Belmont Park. The award was bestowed upon Pomes during the third annual Race Track Chaplaincy of America’s White Horse Heroes Luncheon held in the Marquee tent near the Belmont paddock.


Pomes was one of four nominees for the award, which consists of a bronze statute of a white horse plus $5,000 courtesy of youbet.com. The other finalists were Bobby Anderson, an outrider at Bay Meadows Race Course, who collared a loose horse as it ran the wrong way around the track during a race; Kyle Howard, a groom from Maryland who saved farm owner Jim Welling after he became trapped while upside down in a barn silo ladder; and Kevin Schulte, a horseback riding instructor at the Kentucky Horse Park who avoided disaster after a fire broke out in a barn.


The other three finalists received $1,000 from “Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover’s Soul.” Each of the nominees is being treated to the weekend at the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships by Daily Racing Form.


When Katrina struck New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region at the end of August, Pomes traveled to the Mississippi River to fill buckets, ice chests, and small inflatable plastic pools to bring the horses he had saved safe drinking water. He also brought them hay and treated their wounds, often traveling to the horses by boat

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Evan Hammonds is the Executive Editor for The Blood-Horse.

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