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2 horses killed at Del Mar in collision during training

Trainer Bob Baffert
Trainer Bob Baffert(WKYT)
Published: Jul. 19, 2019 at 8:07 AM EDT
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Two horses have been killed in a collision at Del Mar during training on the second day of its 2019 season.

The track says the accident occurred Thursday morning when the horse Charge A Bunch threw rider Geovanni Franco, turned sharply and collided with Carson Valley.

Carson Valley's rider, jockey Assael Espinoza, was taken to a hospital for evaluation but Franco was not injured.

Carson Valley's trainer, Bob Baffert, says it was a freak accident beyond anyone's control.

The Del Mar deaths follow 30 horse fatalities at the just-ended Santa Anita meet. Those deaths led to an array of new procedures intended to increase safety.

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