Two horses die within minutes at Meadows Racetrack
By The Associated Press
Published: Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 9:44 a.m.
Updated: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is investigating the deaths of two horses minutes apart at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington County.
Officials at the harness racing track about 15 miles south of Pittsburgh say an 8-year-old mare, Lislea Isabella, suffered some sort of respiratory distress and died as she prepared to run in the 14th race Monday afternoon. Another horse, 7-year-old Little Bit Tricky, then died while running in the 15th race.
Mike Jeannot, president of Meadows Racing, says he hasn't "seen this in the 20 years I've been around." Kim Hankins, executive director of the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association says having two horses die so closely together is "phenomenally coincidental. It's unbelievable."
Agriculture officials have confirmed they're investigating, but the department's press secretary could not immediately offer additional comment Wednesday.
- Kovacevic: Why did Pens even get Iginla?
- Coach Tomlin, Steelers facing plenty of questions as OTAs start
- Pitt basketball team to play in Legends Classic
- Penguins’ breakdown on Alfredsson goal changes series
- Improved depth could drive Pirates’ fortunes deep into season
- Penguins Insider: Players’ focus in right place
- Penguins notebook: Jokinen’s faceoff skills may be needed
- Senators exude confidence after stirring Game 3 victory
- Candidates begin frantic last hours of campaigning as polls open
- Heart patients accuse Excela of conspiracy
- Medical examiner: 24 dead in Oklahoma twister
You must be signed in to add comments
To comment, click the Sign in or sign up at the very top of this page.
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.