Horse drowns during race at Warren County racino


TURTLECREEK TWP. — A horse drowned on Monday night during a race at Miami Valley Gaming and Racing in Warren County.

Bill Crawford, executive director of the Ohio State Racing Commission, said driver Kayne Kauffman was knocked from the sulky cart being pulled by the horse during a race accident.

An outrider caught the horse, which has not been identified, but it broke loose and ran into one of the ponds in the infield of the track, Crawford said.

“Maybe it’s never happened before in Ohio,” said Crawford, who has worked with the commission for 23 years.

Jerry Abner, director of marketing at the racino, confirmed the drowning and later released a statement.

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POST DATE: 03/26/2019