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Metro-East Jockey Who Was Trampled Dies

By AP/KWMU

Lincoln, Neb. – A jockey from Collinsville who was thrown from his horse and trampled last year has died.

Christopher Quinn died Tuesday at a hospital in Nebraska. He was 42.

He was racing at Fairmount Park in July, 2003 in the Metro-East when his horse clipped heels with another horse. That threw Quinn to the ground, where he was trampled.

He suffered head injuries and was in a coma for several weeks. Quinn was moved in September to a rehabilitation hospital Lincoln, Nebraska.

Quinn spent more than 20 years in the racing industry. He rode 151 winners in nearly two-thousand starts.

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