Horse escapes from Tokyo racecourse site
NHK -- May 26
A retired racehorse has escaped from a racetrack in Tokyo and was hit by a vehicle while running through a nearby intersection.

Police say the horse ran away from the Tokyo City Keiba racetrack compound on Monday after jumping over a fence about 1.6 meters high.

Security camera footage shows the horse running on a road among cars and bicycles.

The horse was later captured by racecourse officials.

The vehicle's driver was reportedly safe, but the horse suffered injuries.

東京の大井競馬場から逃げ出した馬が車と衝突しました。  警視庁などによりますと、25日午前11時すぎ、東京・品川区の交差点で大井競馬場から逃げ出した馬が走行中のワゴン車と衝突しました。運転手や周囲の人にけがはありませんでした。  目撃者男性:「ちょうど赤信号だった。(馬が)端をすり抜けた」  馬はけがをしていて、すぐに競馬場に戻されました。何らかの原因で厩舎(きゅうしゃ)から外に逃げ出したとみられています。この馬は「セイントメモリー」という元競争馬で、現在はレースに参加する馬を先導するなどしていたということです。
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