Legendary Pennsylvania Jockey
Dies After Headfirst Fall
… in Horse Racing Accident
3/22/2018 2:40 PM PDT
Jose Flores, a Pennsylvanian jockey who earned $64 MIL in his storied career, is dead at 57 after a headfirst fall during a race Monday in Philly.
Flores suffered major head and spine injuries as a result of the accident … and was pulled off life support on Thursday.
The tragic incident happened Monday at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pennsylvania … when Jose’s horse, Love Rules, went down — launching him from his saddle.
Flores had compiled 4,650 wins across 3 decades in the sport … and was reportedly going for the magic number of 5,000.
Jose is the 157th North American rider to die from a horse-racing accident since 1940.
He leaves behind a wife and 3 sons. RIP.