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Jockey killed during California race

Updated: July 6, 2012, 10:01 AM ET
Associated Press

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- A jockey has died after falling from his horse during a race at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Authorities say 33-year-old Jorge Herrera fell during the eighth race Thursday afternoon and may have been hit by his own or another horse. He suffered head injuries and died at a hospital.

Video of the race and witnesses indicate that Herrera was thrown after his horse, Morito, clipped another horse.

Herrera was from Jalisco, Mexico. He started in more than 1,000 ...

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