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Horse dies after winning first race at Perry County Fair

PERRY COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

According to Perry County, Illinois Fair President Ilene Ruroede, a horse collapsed on the track after winning a harness race on Tuesday night.

Soon after crossing the finish line, the horse collapsed and died on the track. It was the horse's first race.

Ruroede says the horse suffered a heart attack.

Horse races are only part of the Perry County Fair. There have been other horse races since the horse's death.

The fair continues through the weekend.

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