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California exercise horse rider dies in training incident at Los Alamitos Race

An experienced exercise rider for horse racing died Friday in a training incident at Los Alamitos Race Course in California.

Alfredo Luevano was riding a 2-year-old horse named Fly From The Fire at the Cypress track when the accident occurred, Los Alamitos Race Course publicity director Orlando Gutierrez confirmed to FOX 11.

A trainer guides a horse

A trainer guides a horse to the track at Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress, Calif. (Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images/File)

Gutierrez said that the 53-year-old experienced rider and the filly, a young female horse, were warming up and on the backstretch of the course when the incident occurred. 

Luevano is survived by his wife, Marisela Martinez; their children, Lisbet, Alfredo Jr., Alex, Aldo, and Camila; six grandchildren and his father, Augustine.

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