Hearth destroys barn at Ellis Park; horses secure

Horse Racing

HENDERSON, Ky. — Hearth destroyed a barn at Ellis Park race monitor in Kentucky early Sunday, with officers saying the horses inside had been rescued.

Sunday’s racing program was canceled after the fireplace within the receiving barn, the place horses are supervised and examined earlier than working in a race. The barn can even home horses transport in from different tracks.

Ellis Park basic supervisor Jeff Inman mentioned seven horses within the barn had been helped out by safety and grooms from close by barns. He mentioned one horse sustained a minor damage from the fireplace. No accidents to any individuals had been reported.

Inman mentioned a safety patrol observed indicators of fireside within the 48-stall barn round 4 a.m. and referred to as for assist.

Inman mentioned fireplace officers imagine the trigger was electrical in nature.

The fireplace occurred hours after a 2-year-old filly dumped her jockey and bolted from the monitor earlier than a race Saturday. Daring and Bossy ran over a levee heading to U.S. 41 and ran briefly on Interstate 69 and one other roadway earlier than being caught. She wasn’t severely injured.

The summer season meet on the monitor situated south of Evansville, Indiana, ends Sept. 4.

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