Darren Fortune,43, a longtime rider at Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack, died after two horses collided at Woodbine Racetrack Friday morning.
Investigators say two horses collided, and a rider of one of the horses fell and was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries.
He is remembered as a thoughtful, hard-working individual who had a passion for working with horses.
Jamie Martin, Executive Vice-President Racing for Woodbine Entertainment Group in a statement, “”We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our community this morning and our hearts and condolences go out to the family and friends.”
All eight races scheduled for Friday afternoon have been cancelled