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Strike It Big: Down, but not out

Poor track conditions lead to crash, jeopardizing future of Havre's Indian Relay


Last updated 7/24/2019 at 3:27pm

What started as a celebration of competition and Native American heritage Sunday took a turn to near-tragedy during the third heat of Indian Relay Racing at the Great Northern Fair.

A horse and rider for the Fights Alone relay team took a hard crash on the third turn of the track at the Great Northern Fair, halting the event and prompting concerned onlookers to go running to assist the injured participants.

The rider, Rhylan Sioux, was thrown from the horse, Strike It Big, after the horse hit a dip in the track during the final lap of the race. Horses in the previous two heats had struggl...

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