RCA statement following incident at Kempton Park

We are deeply saddened by the tragic news from Kempton Park last night and would like to express sincere condolences on behalf of all racecourses to the family, friends and colleagues of the individual who lost his life.

Racecourses do everything they can to provide a safe working environment in all areas and are equipped to provide the highest level of medical care and attention whenever it is required.

This tragic accident is a reminder of the dangerous nature of the work stable staff do day in day out and our thoughts are very much with everybody affected at this difficult time. Staff as well as jockeys at Chepstow and Goodwood will wear black armbands today as a mark of respect.