So, about a dozen years ago I told my friends about a Clydesdale mass murder that had happened in the 1980's, and was ridiculed, but was eventually - partially - vindicated.
You'll notice the vindication above doesn't come with a newspaper citation, though. Every once in a while, when I think of Clydesdales (as one does during the SuperBowl), I go scouting the internet to see if I can find a 1980s article about the crime. I usually can't, and I assume that's because the Busch Family owns this town and all its newspapers.
Well, here's an excerpt from a New York Times article from the mid 70s, four years before the one I recall:
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 9 (AP) — Vandals armed with a high‐powered rifle shot and killed a pregnant Clydesdale mare yesterday. The mare had produced several colts for the Anheuser‐Busch Inc. brewery's famed eight‐horse hitch teams.
Veterinarians were unable to save the unborn animal that the 18‐year‐old mare Peggy Lyndale was carrying. Three other mares were wounded. The incident occurred on the Budweiser brewery's Clydesdale breeding farm in St. Louis County.
See that? Years earlier, when I was in high school there had been another Clydesdale murder, and an attempted mass murder at that. And, this is pretty scary: it was done with a high-powered rifle. Watch out. Clydesdale serial murderer is still at large.