Racehorses die in Australian stable blaze

Last updated 15:27 21/08/2012

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Five standardbred race horses were killed Tuesday in an overnight fire at a 10-block stable unit at Leeton Racecourse near Griffith, about 570 kilometers (350 miles) west of Sydney.

Police said five horses survived the blaze that hit the complex at the regional harness racing track about 4 a.m. local time.

A New South Wales state Fire and Rescue spokesman said worried owners had gathered at the site to see if their horses were among the dead still lying in the burned-out stables.

Leeton Harness Racing Club president Gary Punch said the cause of the fire was unknown, although arson was a possibility.

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