The Indianapolis Star reports that a Standardbred racehorse drowned in a pond at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson, Indiana, June 7.
The accident happened during training hours Tuesday morning. A statement from track officials indicated that while Just Dance With Me, a 3-year-old filly, was training, the bit broke on her bridle, causing a “loss of control” for her driver. The filly went through a fence and ended up in a pond.
Brett Wilfong, who was working the filly, was unharmed.
According to Hoosier Park officials, it was the first fatality as a result of drowning that has occurred at the track since it opened over 20 years ago.
Rick Moore, Hoosier Park’s vice president and general manager of racing, said that a full investigation would be conducted.
Read more in the Indianapolis Star
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