During the Kentucky Derby’s 142nd race, a horrible accident happened at the Church Hill Downs.
The accident sent horses tumbling and jockeys skidding across the turf. Luckily no horses or riders were trampled during the mishap.
On the final stretch of The Woodford Reserve Turf Classic the horse named Kasaqui misstepped and stumbled causing another horse named Tourist to fall over. Both Jockeys were flung off as their horses hit the ground hard. The attending track vet says both horses and their riders appear to be OK saying:
“They galloped past the wire and around the turn. Both are bearing weight on all limbs, walking comfortably on the back side.”
Crowd favorite Nyquist’s won the big race.