Two jockeys thrown, horse dies in Turf Paradise pile-upPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX - Two jockeys were injured and a thoroughbred horse is dead following an accident at Turf Paradise.
A park spokesperson tells 3TV the incident took place on Sunday afternoon at the race park in northwest Phoenix.
Officials say one horse suffered a fatal aneurism and went down. The jockey was thrown from the horse and suffered a broken leg.
A second horse reportedly stumbled into the horse that had gone down and a second jockey was thrown. He suffered a broken collar bone.
A third horse in pack was able to jump over the tangled horses. This same horse struck a jockey, breaking that rider's leg.
The accident occurred during the ninth race at Turf Paradise.