Woodbine: Exercise Rider Dies After Main Track Accident; Friday’s Race Card Canceled

Exercise rider Darren Fortune, 43, died from injuries occurred during a training accident on the main track early Friday morning at Woodbine Racetrack.

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.

Friday’s eight-race card, slated to begin at 1 p.m., has been canceled.

This story will be updated as further information becomes available

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