A racehorse drowned in a settling pond after a race at MGM Northfield Park.

A racehorse died Monday night at MGM Northfield Park after it entered a pond near the track and drowned.

According to Racino, “After the conclusion of the race on Monday evening, Alfred Hanover broke free from his harness, escaped from his handler, and ran to a nearby reservoir.”

According to Racino, the horse’s cause of death is listed as drowning.

According to him, next week the institution plans to put a fence around the pond.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of racehorse Alfred Hanover and offer our condolences to his owner, trainer and everyone involved,” said Matt Buckley, general manager of MGM Northfield Park.

Racino said they are “working directly with the Ohio Harness Riders Association and the Ohio Racing Service on this matter.”

No additional information has been released.

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