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Kempton Park racecourse: Man dies after stables injury

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A man has died after being injured at Kempton Park racecourse in Surrey.Saturday’s fixture was abandoned with two races remaining when the man in his 50s was injured in the stable yard.Police were called to the Sunbury-on-Thames venue at 21:20 BST. Doctors at the course also attended, according to track stewards.A Surrey Police spokeswoman said the death was being treated as unexplained, but a jockey told Racing UK he believed the man had been kicked by a horse.Jockey Martin Dwyer, who was riding at the fixture, described a “sombre mood” and shock at the racecourse as the news emerged.He said: “Unfortunately, horses do kick out and I believe that’s what happened. “They have metal shoes on and if you get a kick from a horse it can be very serious.”Police said the man was declared dead at the scene.Organisers at Kempton Park – one of the UK’s best known racecourses – announced the cancellation on social media.The racecourse has not yet commented to the BBC.
Source: BBC