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Exercise Rider Passes, Woodbine TB Cancels

Published: September 8, 2017 10:30 am ET

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Officials at Woodbine Racetrack are saddened to report that Darren Fortune, a 43-year-old exercise rider, died from injuries occurred during a training accident on the main track early Friday morning (September 8).

The Ministry of Labour and other officials are investigating to determine the details of the accident and Woodbine Entertainment Group is offering every possible assistance.

No horses were harmed in the accident.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our community this morning and our hearts and condolences go out to his family and friends," said Jamie Martin, Executive Vice-President Racing for Woodbine Entertainment Group.

Today's eight-race card, slated to begin at 1:00 p.m., has been cancelled.

Further updates to follow.​
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(WEG)


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