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Trainee jockey trampled to death after falling from horse at Turf Club

Published on Jan 10, 2013 3:19 PM
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Codigo, ridden by apprentice Wong Wei Xiang, charged home from back in the field to record a half-length victory over Mighty Creation, ridden by jockey Oscar Chavez, in Race 6 of the Class 4 Stakes over 1,000m on the Polytrack held on Aug 24, 2012. Wong died Jan 10, 2013, after he fell from a horse and was apparently trampled by the animal which went wild. -- NEW PAPER PHOTO: NURJANNAH ZULKIFLI

An apprentice jockey died today after he fell from a horse and was apparently trampled by the animal which went wild.

The freak accident happened at the Turf Club in Kranji this morning.

The Turf Club said in a statement that apprentice jockey Wong Wei Xiang, 25, was riding Nopaynohay on Track No 3 for his master Stephen Gray when the accident occurred. It did not say whether the horse trampled on him.

But eye witnesses quoted by Lianhe Wanbao said after Wong fell, the horse trampled on him several times. After stomping on him, the horse ran wild and calmed down only 10 minutes later.

 
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