All of us in the Woodbine community are deeply saddened by the death of exercise rider, Mourad Boudraa, in this morning’s tragic accident. Our thoughts are with his family.

The Ministry of Labour and other officials are investigating to determine the details of the accident, and Woodbine Entertainment Group is offering every possible assistance. The horse he was exercising, Tawney’s Wish, had a suspected fatal heart attack.

“We are working closely with officials to support them in their investigation,” said Jamie Martin, Executive Vice-President Racing for Woodbine Entertainment. Group. “Our hearts and sympathies go out to Mourad Boudraa’s loved ones in this sad and very difficult time.”