04/10/2012 2:47PM

Western Canadian trainer Shauna Ferguson dies after fall from horse


VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Owner-trainer Shauna Ferguson died Monday afternoon at age 58 from injuries suffered in a training accident at Keenebridge Farm in Langley, British Columbia.

According to Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable Craig Van Herk, Ferguson was thrown from a horse and suffered serious head injuries.

Ferguson arrived at Hastings in 1972 and worked as a groom for trainer Alan May. She began training horses in 1976. Kid Katabatic was the best horse she trained in her long career. He won the Grade 3 Longacres Mile in 1997. Ferguson was also part owner of Kid Katabatic. He retired in 2002 with 17 wins and earnings of $626,815.

She is survived by her husband, Keith Ferguson.

James Ronan More than 1 year ago
Always sad to lose any member of the horse racing community, these are loving and devoted people who give their all to these magnificent animals. Heartfelt condolences to the family of this lady, must have been a wonderful woman Mr. Ferguson
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Brings Del Carroll to mind... Vaya con Dios.