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UPDATE: Exercise rider killed at Woodbine Racetrack
A three-year-old thoroughbred filly also died in a freak accident
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Tawney's Wish
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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. 

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  1. pauline posted on 06/24/2014 10:24 AM
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Tawney's Wish
CTV News

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. 

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  1. pauline posted on 06/24/2014 10:24 AM
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