Arsonist blamed for fifth fire at Foxton Racecourse

A Foxton Racecourse arsonist appears to have struck again.

A block of 16 stables has been burnt down in the early hours of this morning.

It's the fifth fire at the racecourse since November 18th.

The blaze is particularly hard news to swallow for the club's past president Geoff Humphries, whose gear was inside the stables.

"Luckily no horses were in there. I've lost everything, gear, feed, hay and saddles," Mr Humphries said.

Geoff Humphries said he had been overwhelmed by the support from the community and offers of replacement gear.

- Newstalk ZB

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