Two jockeys are recovering after a tragic accident at Turf Paradise on Saturday. During the 8th race the #3 horse, Brassy Pete, ridden by Renny Arrieta went down and unseated the rider. Trailing that horse was the #3 horse Gotchamydear. That horse, ridden by Andrew Ramgeet, fell over the horse and rider.
According to officials, Turf Paradise has two paramedics and a veterinarian on premises during live racing. They follow the riders and horses as the race is in progress. The paramedics treated both riders who were then transported to John C Lincoln Hospital. Neither rider suffered broken bones but Ramgeet is recovering from a possible spinal injury and is expected to recover. Arrieta is recovering from neck pain.
Brassy Pete suffered life threatening injuries and had to be euthanized. Gotchamydear was not injured.