04/10/2012 1:47PM

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.