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Dozens arrested at NJ steeplechase race event

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FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) - Dozens of people were arrested at one of New Jersey's biggest horse racing events over the weekend, but officials are saying the event was a success.

The mayor and police chief of Far Hills tell The Daily Record of Parsipanny that the Far Hills Race Meeting went off smoothly on Saturday.

Yet some eyewitness accounts describe the infield at the event as resembling a mosh pit at a rock concert.

One race-goer tells the newspaper when he and his family tried to drive off the infield in their car, some spectators began beating on it and one threw a beer bottle.

Fifty-five people were arrested on charges ranging from public urination to drug possession, driving under the influence and creating a nuisance.

The race benefits the Somerset Medical Center.


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