It was posted today on the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey website that a letter from Chris McErlean of Freehold Raceway to Tom Luchento, president of the SBOANJ received recently stated as follows:
I have been informed by our legal counsel involved with our insurance company that any claim submitted for payment for damages of equipment involved in the January 10 accident at Freehold has been approved and payments are being made.
There may be further claims out there but they have not been submitted and there have been claims on other items apart from racing equipment that are being handled separately.
This letter is in reference to the starting gate accident that took out seven horses and drivers at the start of the fifth race on January 10, 2014 as the starting gate slid out of control and down along the rail into the field of horses.
From the SBOANJ