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US Jockey Dies After Race Fall

Monday, 31st October 2005

US jockey Michel Lapensee died in Massachusetts General Hospital from injuries suffered in a race fall at Suffolk Downs, reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Lapensee, 58, "was unseated in the final race at the East Boston track when his mount Mecke's Money broke down during the race & Lapensee suffered serious head & spinal cord injuries due to the fall". A native of Montreal in Canada, Lapensee began his riding career in 1967 & won 2,678 races from 20,089 starts & earned US$12,441,449.

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