Karel Nemecek Killed At Victory Lane

Published: June 7, 2009 07:57 pm EDT

Trot Insider has learned that veteran horseman Karel Nemecek was killed during the morning hours

of Sunday, June 7 after a paddock accident at Victory Lane Farms in Flamborough, Ontario.

According to a report on TheSpec.com, Nemecek, 64, of Burlington, Ontario was kicked in the chest while turning a horse out in one of the paddocks at Victory Lane shortly after 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Nemecek showed no vital signs when emergency crews arrived at the scene.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Karel Nemecek.



Thank you all for your kind comments. We are all doing good and just trying to take it day by day. He will be missed. Karel Loved working with his horses and helping everyone with theres. Thank you.

Karl was a very kind man and i was shocked to hear about this tragic accident. He had a great sense of humor and always kept us laughing. He was a good horseman and was very attentive to the horses care. When i first met Karl i asked him what his last name was, and he said, "it doesn't matter you won't remember it anyway" - but i never forgot it and was very sad to see it on Standardbred Canada. I will definitely miss seeing you at Victory Lane Karl.

It's just shocking! We spoke to him on Saturday and next thing you hear is that he's gone! He was a good man and he loved his horses. Our sympathies go to his family.

Richard and Marianne Lareau

Just giving my condolences. I was an owner for about 15 years and I know the loss can't be changed but my prayers are with you.

didn't know the man, but anytime you lose a good friend it such a loss.
and i am sure that with everyone else and including myself sorry for the loss,and i am sure he will be greatly missed