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Jockey Dies In Racing Accident

Published: December 19, 2016 1:59 pm ET

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A female jockey lost her life during a race on Sunday (December 18) after having been dismounted during a racing accident.

According to an article by The Sydney Morning Herald, veteran rider Rebecca Black fell to the track during a race at Gore, which is located close to Invercargill on the South Island of New Zealand.

The rest of the day’s remaining races were then cancelled by the Tapanui Racing Club. The accident happened in Race 8. Point Proven (with Black up) and Misscattlecreek (with Terry Moseley up) went down in the accident. Misscattlecreek had to be euthanized after the fall.

The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that Black’s three children were at the races on Sunday, as was her ex-husband, trainer Kelvin Tyler, who was quoted as saying, "It's shocking what's happened."

Black had ridden her mounts to 108 victories during her career in the irons.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Rebecca Black.

(With files from The Sydney Morning Herald)

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