A 42-year-old exercise rider has died after an accident at Woodbine Racetrack Tuesday morning.
Peel paramedics confirm that a rider was crushed after a horse collapsed on top of him. It is believed that the horse had a medical episode before it collapsed.
Police say the rider was crushed onto a railing under the weight of the horse.
Woodbine has identified the rider as Mourad Boudraa.
The horse's owner has identified the animal as Tawney's Wish, a three-year-old thoroughbred filly who had only raced once.
One of the owners, Trisha Greer, tells CBC that it's "traumatic" to not only lose a horse but also a rider.
She says that Tawney's Wish appeared to be healthy.
The Ministry of Labour is investigating the incident.