A terrible horse accident happened on March 22, 2018, and jockey Jose Flores passed away. He was attending the Parx Racing in Bensalem, PA and the horse community knew him as one of the best in the history of Pennsylvania horse racing. Love Rules was his partner, a horse he had won a race with by 4 lengths 3 weeks ago.
Unfortunately, Love Rules suddenly went down and Jose hit the ground head first. His talented horse had to be euthanized because of its severe injury and Jose has been on life support at Aria Frankford Torresdale Hospital. Sadly, he passed away and the initial shock may have been the cause of the massive cranial damage that caused his death.
His career started in 1987 and it truly was an impressive one. His mounts won more than $64 million and he won 4,650 races. He always said that he loves what he does despite the injuries he had throughout the years. We send our condolences to his family. It has been a tragedy for both the rider and the horse. Stay safe!