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Melbourne Track Rider Dies

Thursday, 2nd July 2015

The Melbourne Racing Club has confirmed the sad news that a female trackwork rider passed away at Caulfield yesterday morning after falling from her mount. The MRC released the following statement: "The Melbourne Racing Club can confirm that a track rider suffered a fatal riding accident at Caulfield racecourse in the early hours of this morning." It continued: "The next of kin has been notified and the club will release further details once the family has been contacted. Out of respect we'd appreciate media treating the matter with sensitivity and discretion. The club is conducting a full investigation into the circumstances of the accident in conjunction with Victoria Police and Work Safe. The club is not available to comment any further at this stage." It is the second fatality at Caulfield trackwork this year.

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