Cesar Gomez Dies

Plane crash claims the life of popular jockey.

Jockey Cesar Gomez died in a plane crash on Monday. PHOTO: Quarter Racing Journal

Jockey Cesar Gomez was among two people found dead from an airplane crash in rural Oklahoma on Monday, March 26.

According to a report on StallionEsearch.com, the airplane was located at about 7 a.m. on Monday between Hydro and Hinton in Caddo County, Oklahoma. Both people aboard the plane were pronounced dead at the scene, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

Since 2014, Gomez rode the winners of 246 Quarter Horse races from 1,401 mounts that have earned $5,495,119. Gomez won the 2015 All American Gold Cup (G1) at Ruidoso Downs aboard Rock You, the 2017 Bob Moore Memorial Stakes (G2) aboard champion The Fiscal Cliff; the 2016 Dash For Cash Derby (G3) on Tellereyemathebar; the 2017 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (G3) on Dauns First Desirio; and the 2015 John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge (G3) on Queen Catherine.

Memorial services will be held at Remington Park on Saturday, March 31, at 12:30 p.m.

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