Early this morning, a fire went through one of the barns at Lebanon Raceway, killing two people and doezens of horses (the number reported varies between forty-four and sixty-five). It has been reported that the two people killed were trainer Ronnie Williams and James Edwards. Racing at Lebanon has been cancelled as a result of today's tragedy. You may read about the tragedy here.
This is not the first time tragedy struck at Lebanon. Back in 1988, a similar type of fire struck the fairgrounds, where the racetrack is, killing thirty-five horses. Depending on further details, I may have something further to say about this tragedy, but for now my thoughts go to those who lost their life. I would like to extend my sympathy to the families of Ronnie Williams and James Edwards for their loss as well as those who suffered losses in this fire.