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Trainer critically injured at track

A 66-year-old Toronto man was critically injured when a horse bolted during the post parade for the eighth and final race of the card at Fort Erie Race Track Sunday afternoon.

The horse threw its rider and smashed into a fence near the tunnel, injuring a trainer.

Don Pleterski was taken to Erie County Medical Centre with life-threatening injuries and remains in critical condition.

The horse, Just Like David, was also badly injured and was put down.

The Ministry of Labour is investigating.

The race was cancelled and the track closed to training Monday. It will reopen for training and racing Tuesday.

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