PHILADELPHIA -- A renowned jockey who was among the best in Pennsylvania history has died of injuries suffered in a racing accident.
Parx Racing said in a statement that Jose Flores died Thursday. He was 56.
Flores was racing Monday at Parx, a track in the Philadelphia suburb of Bensalem, when his horse went down and Flores was thrown off.
The jockey won 4,650 races in a career that spanned more than three decades. He was the top career earner at Parx Racing, formerly Philadelphia Park, a track in the Philadelphia suburb of Bensalem.
The Equibase thoroughbred database says Flores's mounts earned $64 million in nearly 29,000 career starts.
Parx called Flores an "outstanding jockey" and expressed condolences to his family.