A jockey has passed away following an accident at Woodbine Racetrack on Friday morning.
According to the Racetrack, 43-year-old Darren Fortune died from his injuries that were sustained in a training accident on the main track.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our community this morning and our hearts and condolences go out to his family and friends,” said Jamie Martin, Executive Vice-President Racing for Woodbine Entertainment Group, in a statement.
Compassion & togetherness @woodbineRacing stronger than ever w/tragic passing today of our Darren Fortune.
Thoughts & prayers on sad day.
— Jim Lawson (@JJL_Sports) September 8, 2017
The Ministry of Labour and other officials are investigating to determine the details of the accident. No horses were harmed during the accident.
Today’s events and races at Woodbine have been cancelled.