Everett Novack, the owner of New Farm on New Road, had sought an injunction to stop the graduation party fireworks. Novack
filed a lawsuit against Chartwell
and Evesham, which issued the permit for the display.Evesham public safety officials inspected Chartwell
yesterday and deemed the display safe.They will inspect again Friday.Novack
said the explosions present a danger and serious risk of injury for the 40 to 50 thoroughbred horses on his
200-acre farm, which is about a half-mile from Chartwell
.Last year, his
suit claims, the horses went into a panic and frenzy during the fireworks.
complained after last year's event because it was the first time he
was on the farm at the time of the display.
said after the hearing yesterday that some of the horses did suffer cuts and bruises and that others might have been injured, but it is difficult to know exactly when a horse suffers a specific injury.
"I'm very angry.How many horses will have to be killed this year for them to do something about it?"he
said."They don't care at all about horses."He
said the thoroughbreds, including pregnant broodmares, foals and yearlings, have unique racing bloodlines and in some cases cannot be replaced.In the suit, the horses were valued at between $6 and $8 million. Novack
invited animal and horse lovers to come to Evesham and demonstrate in front of Chartwell
on Friday night.He said he supported the efforts of Chartwell and the Cherokee parents to keep students safe after their graduation ceremony, but felt the party could be a success without the fireworks.