An exercise rider was killed after being trapped under a horse at Woodbine Racetrack on Tuesday morning.
The man suffered head injuries, according to paramedics.
The horse, Tawney’s Wish, has also died after it suffered a heart attack and bolted into a wooden fence.
Sources told 680News the rider was 42-year-old Murat Budrra of Morocco.
Budrra was exercising Tawney’s Wish for trainer Don Pleterski.
Budrra had been living in Canada for a few years.
He had also exercised horses for well-known trainer Bob Tiller.
@peelparamedics have pronounced a patient deceased after being trapped under a horse at woodbine racetrack. JW
— Peel Paramedics (@Peel_Paramedics) June 24, 2014
Correction: An earlier version of this story said the rider was a jockey. The story has been corrected to reflect he was an exercise rider.