Exercise rider dies after training accident
TORONTO — One person has died after a collision between horses at Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack.
Darren Fortune, a 43-year-old exercise rider, died after a training accident on the main track early Friday morning, Woodbine Entertainment Group said in a statement. Toronto police Const. Craig Brister said they were called after two horses collided with each other. He said the rider of one of the horses fell and was injured. Brister added the rider was rushed to hospital, but later died.
The Ministry of Labour and other officials were investigating. No horses were harmed in the accident, WEG said.