09/22/2012 6:51PM

Woodbine: No contest called after rider is unseated


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Saturday's 10th race at Woodbine was declared no contest after a fallen rider, Matt Moore, was carried off to the side of the track just past the wire after being unseated early in the 1 1/16-mile event.

The horses were herded to the outside as they came through the stretch, and most were eased before the finish. Moore was taken away by ambulance, but appeared to suffer no serious injuries after his mount, The World to Me, clipped heels shortly after the break.
All wagers were refunded except for the double, pick three, and pick four, which paid onto "all".

Approximately $339,000 was refunded on the $20,000 maiden claimer.


Warren Dodge More than 1 year ago
Why was the announcer still calling the race when the horses were about 200 yards from the down rider? Couldn't he have better used the PA system to warn the riders. He knew the rider was on the ground but still kept telling everyone how their bets were doing.
Charles Berger More than 1 year ago
Glad to see that Matt was not hurt. Was watching the race and announcer Dan Loiselle became silent during the run to the first turn. Thankfully it turned out ok.