Horse trainer trampled by horse at Fort Erie Race Track

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FORT ERIE, ONTARIO (WIVB) — A 64-year-old man is recovering at ECMC this morning after being trampled by a horse at Fort Erie Racetrack.

According to Niagara Regional Police, the horse broke free from it’s rider around 5 p.m. Sunday night, then ran down the track.

Officials say the horse then ran down the track, jumped over a fence, and ran over the horse trainer.

Right now, the trainer is listed in stable but critical condition at ECMC.

The Ontario Ministry of Labor has launched an investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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