Thankfully, there were no serious injuries. But incidents like this serve once again to remind us just how much randomness there is in the outcome of a horse race.
Gate malfunction hurts racing horse
ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) – Jockeys avoided injury but one horse was hurt Thursday night when equipment malfunctioned at Hoosier Park.
The incident happened during the eighth race Thursday night. Hoosier Park officials said a tractor that pulls that starting gate malfunctioned after the gate moved 8-10 feet.