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Horse belonging to Bob Baffert killed in 'freak accident' at Del Mar

Posted at 7:28 AM, Jul 19, 2019

(NBC PALM SPRINGS) — A horse belonging to horse racing magnate Bob Baffert has died following an incident at Del Mar Racetrack.

According to NBC Palm Springs, two horses collided during a training exercise at the track. One of the horses that died was trained by Triple Crown winning trainer Baffert who was there when the accident happened.

“I’ve been around a long time, I‘ve never seen anything like that it happened so quick … I’m still shaken up from it,” Baffert told the NBC affiliate.

Baffert explained that a loose horse made a turn in front of three horses running at full speed. One jockey was injured and rider Victor Espinoza narrowly missed the fray.