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May 04, 1978 - Image 18

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Page 18-Thursday, May 4, 1978-The Michigan Daily

Racing collision ends
with jockey's death

BALTIMORE tAP) - One jockey
was killed and two others were injured
yesterday in a spill at Pimlico Race
Course. One of the four horses involved
in the accident had to be destroyed,
authorities said.
ROBERT PINEBA, 25, the jockey on
Easter Bunny Mine in the second race,
was pronounced dead at Sinai Hospital
of "multiple internal injuries," a


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hospitalspokeswoman said.
"He was kicked in the head and was
bleeding through the ears and his
mouth," said John Dinatale, Easter
~Bunny Mine's trainer. "There was a
crease dented into his helmet."
Pineda's brother, Alvaro Pineda was
killed in a similar spill at Santa Anita in
California several years ago, Jeffrey
Weisman, a track spokesman said.
RUDY TURCOTTE, the jockey on
Easy Edith, who had to e destroyed,
was in stable condition with a fractured
collar bone, according to the
spokeswoman, who asked not to e
The third jockey, James Thornton,
was also hospitalized at Sinai, but his
condition was withheld until his family
could be notified. The spokeswoman
would say only that he was alive.
Jockey F.W. Kratz, who was also in-
volved in the spill, was not hospitalized.
A TRACK spokesman said the ac-
cident took place in the second race as
the field was rounding the turn for
Easy Edith went down while
challenging for the lead. Easter Bunny
Mine, Countess G., ridden by Thornton,
and Friendly Emma, with Kratz
aboard, fell over her, spilling their
Easy Edith broke her left front leg
and had to be destroyed, the spokesman
said. Easter Bunny Mine sustained
minor cuts on her head, while the other
two horses escaped uninjured.
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The Ann Arbor Recreation Depar-
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summer term and will be featuring
several special interest programs, such
as Family Hours, Disabled Partner
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Camp Adventure. For information on
any of these activities, call Ellen Gold
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The deadline for men's, women's, co-
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deadline for men's and women's
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Lockers will go on sale at the CCRB
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In order to use the facilities at any of
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The CCRB's summer hours will be
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.a.m.-9:00 p.m. during the week, from 9-
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on Sundays.
The IM Sports Building is open from
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Mondays through Fridays.
For a weekly update of activities and
information, call the following hotlines:
764-8247 {CCRB) ; 763-0050 (IMSB) ; 764-
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