Eleven thoroughbreds have been found stabbed at a racetrack in the Philippines. One of the horses still had a knife in its head.

The horses belonged to politician Jeci Lapus — one of the biggest racehorse owners in the Philippines.

The attacked animals were stabled at the San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite and were discovered by two of Lapus’s grooms on Sunday morning (18 January)

All 11 horses had stab wounds but all survived, including Serious Susie who was found with a knife embedded in between her eyes.

Local media reported that the injured horses are likely to take up to six months to recover from the trauma.

Police are currently questioning suspects.