- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) - State officials are investigating a crash at a New Jersey horse track that sent five drivers to a hospital and injured some horses.

Horses and drivers collided when the pace car skidded on a sloppy, icy field at the start of the fifth race at Freehold Raceway on Jan. 10.

New Jersey Racing Commission executive director Frank Zanzuccki tells the Asbury Park Press (https://on.app.com/1dLOa5F ) the purpose of the investigation is to try to determine what caused the incident.

Two drivers required hospitalization for their injuries.

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Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press, https://www.app.com

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