Jockey Mario Chavez Dies

The Oklahoma-based rider died from injuries sustained in an accident at Will Rogers Downs.

Paulick Report

Jockey Mario Chavez, 42, died from injuries sustained at Will Rogers Downs on Saturday. PHOTO: Oklahoma Horse Racing Facebook page

Jockey Mario Chavez has died from injuries sustained in a racing accident at Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Oklahoma, on Saturday. He was 42.

Ray Enlow, a horseman and longtime employer of Chavez, told Paulick Report that Chavez suffered severe brain trauma resulting in irreversible brain damage and a broken neck. Family members made the decision to take Chavez off of a life support at 2 p.m. (CDT) on Sunday.

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