The Peruvian horse is in mourning. The outstanding professional rider of the Monterrico Racecourse in Groove, Juan Eugenio Enríquez (27), unfortunately died after suffering a spectacular fall from a horse during the development of a race that was broadcast live nationwide.
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The events occurred this afternoon at the facilities of the aforementioned racetrack, during the first race of the equestrian day, which was scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
In the aforementioned race, of 2,000 meters distance, Eugenio Enríquez rode on the horse Como Cañon and was fighting for the first places. However, in the last 20 meters to cross the finish line, the horse broke one of its front legs (maimed, as this is known in the equestrian environment) and threw the rider headlong.
Immediately, the paramedics helped him and transferred him to the Padre Tezza clinic, where the doctor on duty, Carlos Mallqui, said that Eugenio Enríquez had arrived dead at the establishment, according to the El Informativo Hípico portal.
“We are waiting for the autopsy to find out the cause of his death”said the doctor.
Co-workers, friends and family of the rider arrived at the aforementioned clinic, who starred in heartbreaking scenes of pain upon learning of the death of their beloved relative.
The races continued in the Coloso de Surco, but these were suspended when the death of the rider was known.
In a statement, the Jockey Club of Peru stated that “as a sign of recollection for such a tragic event and of respect for the memory of Juan Eugenio Enríquez, it has ordered the suspension of the races scheduled on the date and accompanies in these moments of pain and of deep sadness to the members of the Enríquez family ”.
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Juan Eugenio Enríquez is considered one of the best riders nationally and internationally. In 2014, he won the “Group 1 Latin American Grand Prix” on Peruvian soil, riding Lideris. This test takes place every year with the best horses and whips from different South American countries.