Rider and horse die in accident at Churchill Downs

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - An exercise rider and a horse have died in an accident at Churchill Downs.

Our sister station WKYT reports, a report from the Daily Racing Form said Odanis Acuna, 42, was thrown from the horse he was riding Saturday when the horse broke both front legs.

Acuna suffered fatal head and neck injuries.

The two-year-old cold had to be euthanized.

Training at the track has been canceled for the rest of the morning.

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