June 21, 2024


Exercise makes you strong

Exercise riders at Churchill Downs honor Callie Witt

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – Fellow training riders at Churchill Downs honored and remembered 20-12 months-aged Callie Witt, the work out rider who died after being thrown from a horse at Keeneland last Friday.

The tragic incident occurred Friday early morning on Keeneland’s training monitor, where Witt was thrown into the air from a two-yr-previous unraced horse who became spooked. Witt died soon afterwards, in accordance to Keeneland officers.

On Thursday morning, training trainers at Churchill Downs wore white armbands symbolizing their remembrance of Witt.

Witt was from Nebraska, and researched at Bluegrass Neighborhood and Specialized Faculty.

Riders had been discovered wearing the armbands by WAVE Information throughout Sunrise at the Downs protection on Thursday.

“It’s just a tricky situation, but the work out riders out in this article required to honor her,” WAVE News anchor Connie Leonard explained.

“There are so quite a few,” WAVE Sporting activities contributor Jody Demling stated. “That’s the challenging aspect. There are so a lot of. I believe this is anything that has commenced. And it’s anything that will expand as the months go on.”

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Keeneland officers reported Witt desired to be a jockey. She commenced as an intern at Keeneland before moving into a whole-time work out rider.

Witt experienced been functioning for workout trainer Joe Sharp. Sharp’s spouse, Rosie Napravnik, spoke with WAVE News on Wednesday about Witt’s loss of life.

“We’re all here with accepting the simple fact that this is how harmful this activity is,” Napravnik claimed. “There’s seriously no terms to express how tragic this reduction is, but the only thing that we as a barn, as Joe’s barn, were capable to consider absent from it was that Callie — this was all she required to do.”

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