Two jockeys injured, horse euthanized following Fairmount Park race accident

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 28 at 9:32 PM

 (KMOV) – Two jockeys were injured and a horse was put down following a race accident at Fairmount Park Tuesday afternoon.

Officials say during the third race a horse named Shakkerena ridden by Robert Cummings went down uncontested in the stretch.

A horse named She’s On Her Way, positioned behind Shakkerena, tripped sending both horses and their jockeys to the ground.  She’s On Her Way was ridden by Rojan Singh.

The jockeys were transported to a nearby hospital. Cummings is believed to be okay, Singh was reportedly suffering from chest pains.

Officials say veterinary staff put Shakkerena down moments after the race following injuries sustained during the race. 

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