Jockey dies after fall

New Zealand-based jockey Rebecca Black has died after suffering a fall at Gore racecourse on Sunday.

The 40-year-old mother-of-three was riding Point Proven when both her mount and Misscattlecreek came to grief 700 metres from the finish.

Misscattlecreek's jockey Terry Moseley reportedly escaped without serious injury.

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Black's former husband Kelvin Tyler confirmed two of Black's three children saw the accident unfold.

"They're obviously pretty shocked and devastated," he told the New Zealand Herald.

Police confirmed a jockey's death shortly after 4pm and the remainder of the The Tapanui Racing Club meeting was abandoned.

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing chief executive Greg Purcell said: "All our thoughts are with Rebecca's family and friends at this dreadful time."

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