Horse rescued from backside sinkhole at Fort Erie Race Track

Edited Press Release
July 11, 2019 12:38pm
Horse rescued from backside sinkhole at Fort Erie Race Track
Photo: Konrad Weeber/HRN
A horse was safely rescued Thursday morning from a sinkhole in the backstretch at Canada's Fort Erie Race Track.

Mr Changue, trained by Ken Albu, was grazing when the ground gave way, creating a sinkhole caused by a broken water main.

Members of Fort Erie's maintenance, security and race office staff have been trained through programs such as the Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training on how to manage such situations, the track indicated. Along with the help of our horsepeople and the Fort Erie Fire Department, they were able to rescue the horse from the sinkhole safely and unharmed.

“The safety of our horses is always a priority. We would like to thank our horse people, staff, and local fire department for assisting with the safe rescue of one of our equine athletes today,” said Tom Valiquette, chief operating and financial officer of the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium.

 

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