Jockey Pascal Joly dies in the middle of a race at the Nantes racecourse

The trainer and driver, Pascal Joly, died this Sunday, November 14 during a harnessed trotting race on the Petit Port racecourse in Nantes (Loire-Atlantique).

The 62-year-old man was on his sulky when he suffered a heart attack.

“It happened at the end of the race. He was in the rear. He fainted and fell from his sulky. The help intervened very quickly ”, testifies Stéphane Meunier, the president of the association of the trainers of trotters, to West France.

With his wife, Pascal Joly was the owner of a breeding farm in Saint-Gildas-des-Bois, in Loire-Atlantique.

A minute of silence was returned to him at the racetrack, before the resumption of the day’s races.

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