Exercise rider, horse dead after Churchill Downs training accident

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT/WDRB) - Sister station WDRB reports that an exercise rider and the horse he was training died early Saturday in an accident at Churchill Downs.

According to a report from the Daily Racing Form, 42-year-old Odanis Acuna was thrown from the horse he was riding when the animal broke both front legs.

Acuna suffered fatal head and neck injuries, and the 2-year-old colt had to be euthanized.

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

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