Juan Becerra Cortes

‘Horses Were His Passion’: NYRA To Observe Moment Of Silence For Rider Juan Becerra

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will observe a moment of silence following Thursday’s fifth race at Aqueduct Racetrack to honor the memory of Juan Becerra, an exercise rider for trainer Steve Asmussen who passed away on Monday. The 43-year-old Becerra lost consciousness while exercising a horse on the Belmont Park training track on […]

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Exercise Rider Juan Becerra Cortes Dies After Fall From Horse At Belmont Park

Juan Becerra Cortes, an exercise rider for Steve Asmussen, has died after falling from a horse ¬†at Belmont Park Nov. 8, the Daily Racing Form reported. Asmussen assistant Toby Sheets told DRF Becerra Cortes fell during a gallop over the training track. Sheets said the rider was unconscious and had blood on his brain. He […]

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