March 29, 2023

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Miguel Mena | USA: Peruvian jockey dies at 34 | Churchill Towns | NNDC | The world

Churchill’s Towns Racerock reports that senior Peruvian jockey Miguel Mena, who won about 2,100 throwback races in the United States and won $ 72.4 million in prizes, has died after running. He is 34 years old.

Churchill Towns A The Peruvian rider died Sunday night in Interstate 64, near Jeffersontown, a community east of Louisville / Jefferson.

Jefferson Township Police Chief Rick Sanders told the Associated Press Men Descend into an off-shuttle, cross the freeway to the east, climb over the barrier wall and collide with the westbound vehicle. Mena died on the spot.

The driver was investigated, but Sanders said no charges have been filed against him. The investigation continues.

Mena’s 451 wins in Churchill Towns put him 15th on the all-time list. Mena’s last race took place Saturday in Keenland, Lexington, Kentucky. He will be 35 years old on Saturday.

Before the Del Mar Breeders’ Cup draw was announced, race track president Joe Harper asked for a moment’s silence in honor of Mena.

“We lost a great rider last night. He was a great kid and a great guide to other riders.Harper told a crowd on the sidewalk north of San Diego.

Source: A.P.

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