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Carriage horse runs into tree, dies

September 15, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

One of the horses that pulls carriages around New York City's Central Park died after breaking loose and running into a tree, police said. Witnesses said the horse became startled by a street performer and ran nearly a block along the sidewalk before hitting the tree. The 13-year-old animal, named Smoothie, had been a carriage horse for a year.

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