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.