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Jockey injured at Neshoba County Fair passes away

Photo courtesy of MS Horse Racing Review

A jockey who was injured during a race at the Neshoba County Fair has died.

According to the Mississippi Horse Racing Review, 56-year-old Joe Jernigan passed away on Thursday at UMMC after he was thrown from his horse during a race at the fair last week.

As a result of the fall on August 2nd, Jernigan suffered several broken ribs and was placed on a ventilator due to the damage done to his lungs. After going through surgery on the 7th, Jernigan passed away the following day.

Jernigan was a Houston, Mississippi native and his obituary can be read below:

“He was a humble, loving, soft-spoken and kindhearted gentleman. He was loved by anybody- family, friends and horsemen alike. He was soulmate and best friend to Kris Enman. He was a loving partner, father, friend and sportsman. His passions also included hunting, and fishing. His most sought love was his love for horses.”

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