Exercise rider Callie Witt, 20, dies after training accident Friday at Keeneland

Apr 29, 2022

Callie Witt, a 20-year-old exercise rider from Nebraska, died Friday morning following an accident on the Keeneland training track in Lexington, Kentucky.

According to a press release from Keeneland, Witt – an exercise rider for trainer Joe Sharp – was thrown from a 2-year-old horse shortly after 8 a.m.

Alpha Event Medicine, the on-site medical team, immediately attended to Witt, according to the press release. Lexington Fire and Emergency arrived at the scene within 6 minutes and transported Witt to the University of Kentucky Emergency Department, where she was pronounced dead from blunt force injuries.

Source: USA Today
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