Jockey Killed In Racing Accident At Oregon Fair Meet

Jockey Eduardo Gutiérrez Sosa was killed in a Quarter Horse racing accident at the Crooked River Roundup in Prineville, Ore., on Wednesday, according to a report in the Central Oregonian. The veteran rider was aboard 2-year-old Godfather Advice in the first race on the card, and was thrown when his mount hit the inside rail, hitting the rail head first before falling to the ground.

The second race was held after a 30-minute delay, then race director Doug Smith made the announcement over the track’s public address system that Gutiérrez Sosa had died as a result of his injuries, and cancelled the remainder of the card. Smith added that he and other members of the Roundup board were heartbroken by the news.

Equibase’s race chart indicates that Godfather Advice, trained by Rosa Rodriguez, walked off the track under his own power.

Gutiérrez Sosa was the co-leading rider in the standings at the 2019 Crooked River Roundup meet. The fair meet was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. According to Equibase, Gutiérrez Sosa won 171 Quarter Horse races and 194 Thoroughbred races over a career that began in 2013.

Racing at Crooked River is scheduled to resume on Thursday, July 15.

Read more at the Central Oregonian.

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