Speaking from Windsor racecourse on Monday afternoon, Royal Ascot winning trainer Amanda Perret spoke out regarding the tragedy on Saturday evening, that saw her well-regarded employee Ken Dooley suffer fatal injuries following to an incident in the stable yard prior to race seven on the card.
Perrett spoke enormously highly of the experienced worker in is 50’s insisting “He was a tremendous asset to us. He knew his horses inside out.” And defined Dooley as “one of the world’s enthusiastic guys”. She also said stressed: “It’s very difficult for his family and all of his friends back at Coombelands. “He’s been very much part of our lives for the last seven years”.
“Ken lived at Coombelands for 11 months of the year. He was massively experienced in every walk of life of the racing industry – from riding, training and jockey coaching”.
Horse racing is a hazardous sport which always comes with dangers and we are absolutely blessed to have the hardworking stable staff, putting their lives on the line and seldom get the necessary praise they unquestionable deserve.
This tragedy puts the things into a clearer perspective.