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Horse injured in Great Northern Fair Indian Relay dies

Month-long battle with injuries proves to be too much


Last updated 8/24/2019 at 9:20am

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Strike It Big, the horse that crashed in the final lap of an Indian Relay race during the Great Northern Fair in July, has died due to injuries sustained in the accident.

Randolph Bigday, Strike It Big's owner, wrote in a statement to the Havre Daily News that the 9-year-old gelding died last weekend and called the day of the accident "one of the hardest days" he's experienced.

"We knew it would be a long road to recovery," Bigday said, "and the chances of losing him were possible. We turned Strike It Big into the pasture next to our home to keep a close eye on him and work with him every...

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