Racehorse Drowns During Practice

Cart Racing

Anderson, Indiana – Just Dance With Me, a 3-year-old Standardbred cart racing horse, drowned during a practice run on Tuesday at the Hoosier Park Racing & Casino.  The bit broke, making the jockey lose control of the horse.  The horse went through the inner fence and into the pond, with the cart still attached.  The fire department responded but was unable to save Just Dance With Me’s life.  The jockey was uninjured.

This is the first time a horse has drowned in the pond, according to Rick Moore, the parks Vice President.  “Horse racing, much like any other racing sport, has its inherent risks that we must continue to keep in mind,” he said.

Original Story and Photo: Herald Bulletin

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