Horse groomer dies from injuries

A horse race track groomer died on September 30, after he was seriously injured weeks ago, a report from the Shakopee Patch stated on Thursday, October 3.

The incident happened on September 12 when worker Jorge Ortega, 56, sustained serious injuries after he was harmed by a horse while doing his grooming routine inside the Shakopee’s Canterbury Park. Ortega, who was a licensed groomer at the race track, was rushed to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis for treatment of his serious injuries.

Canterbury Park CEO Randy Sampson expressed grief in the recent accident saying what happened is tragic and all the people in the park felt pain at this recent loss. A fund was raised by the Minnesota Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association to aid Ortega’s wife and daughter.

The legal team at Robert Wilson & Associates sends their sincere condolences to the family and friends who have suffered through this loss.