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 KasaquiÂ misstepped and stumbledÂ causing another horse namedÂ Tourist toÂ fall over. Both JockeysÂ were flung off as their horses hit the ground hard. The attendingÂ 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’sÂ won the big race.