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Several injured when horses bolt during NY event
JEFFERSON (AP) -- Authorities say several people are recovering from injuries suffered when two horses bolted during a sled-pulling competition in a rural upstate New York town.
Officials in the Schoharie County town of Jefferson say Sunday afternoon's event was an old-fashioned pony pull competition being held at Buck's North Road Stable.
Town Supervisor Daniel Singletary tells the Daily Gazette of Schenectady that one of the horses was pulling a 5,000-pound load when it kicked a member of its driving team in the chest.
Singletary says both horses broke loose from their sled and ran through a tent of onlookers, injuring about six people. Deputies say they were taken to Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta with bruises, lacerations and other injuries.