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Jockey Seriously Injured, Horse Euthanized After Accident at Humboldt County Fair

Ryan Burns August 21, 2019

A horse had to be euthanized after an accident at the Humboldt County Fair on Sunday, according to racing publicist Ellis Davis. The jockey, Luis Alberto Godoy, wound up in intensive care with a concussion and a bruised lung.

Godoy, a veteran jockey who escaped a crash uninjured at the Ferndale track in 2015, was riding a four-year-old bay gelding named Bronco Brown when the accident occurred. Rounding the first turn in Sunday’s seventh race, Godoy and his horse tumbled over the outside rail, Davis reports.

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