On Tuesday, November 6, 2018 one hundred eleven horses were conveyed by trucks to the Calgary International Airport where they were loaded in crates to await transport to Japan the following day. After a 2+ hour delay, the Korean Air Cargo 747 finally departed at 8:43 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 with 109 horses on board. According to documents received through Access to Information, a 14 year old Belgian cross mare was removed due to weight restrictions. Another, a ten year old mare (#217), was euthanized after being found down in the crate and unable to stand on her own.
Willjill Farms Inc., St. Thomas, Ontario is listed as the owner.