training accident

Two Horses Die, Rider Escapes Serious Injury In Head-On Training Collision At Del Mar

Two unraced horses died and one rider suffered a mild injury in a freak head-on collision during morning training hours at Del Mar racetrack on Thursday, the day after the San Diego track opened its 80th summer meeting. Three horses, two trained by Bob Baffert and one by John Sadler, were working in company from […]

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Exercise Rider Severely Injured, Two Horses Killed In Head-On Collision At Fair Grounds

An accident during Monday’s morning training hours at the Fair Grounds resulted in the death of a pair of Thoroughbred racehorses and severe injuries to one exercise rider, Roderick “Roddy” MacKenzie. According to various individuals with knowledge of the situation, an unnamed young horse from the barn of Joe Sharp unseated his rider and took […]

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Exercise Rider Boudraa Dies in Woodbine Training Accident

There was no joy on the Woodbine backstretch on Tuesday after exercise rider Mourad Boudraa died following a freak accident at the sand ring. Tawney’s Wish, the horse he was riding, also died. Trainer Mark Fournier, leaning against the railing at the sand ring early Tuesday morning, said he heard an unusual sound and looked […]

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Hastings Horsewoman Walters Dies in Training Accident

Trainer Melanie Walters died on Feb. 13 after suffering serious injuries in a training accident, according to a┬áDaily Racing Form report. The 37-year-old Hastings-based conditioner was in her second year of training and finished in the top ten of trainers standings at the track last year. Walters left behind two children: 7-year-old Caden and 8-year-old […]

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