Accident leads to horse’s death at Austintown racino

austintown, ohio racino

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A viewer alerted WKBN through Report It that there was a major accident at a horse race at the Austintown racino Saturday.

Penn National Spokesman Bob Tenenbaum confirmed the accident to WKBN, saying that during Saturday’s ninth race, four horses got bunched up, causing an accident. The accident seriously injured one horse, Can’thandletheheat, and track officials put the animal to death.

Medical personnel took the horse’s jockey, Luis Rivera, to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for examination for possible concussion. There were 11 total horses in the race.

The race was one-eighth of a mile long, and the accident happened at the three-fourths mark of the race, according to Tenenbaum.

The horse’s death was the second fatality of a horse this year at the race course in Austintown, as compared to 3 fatalities at the race track last year.

The season runs from October to April.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s