UPDATE: Red Mile mourns death of beloved horsemen

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Red Mile put out a statement Friday after one of its horsemen was killed. Police say Ole Bach Nielsen was hit by a car after leaving the track.

The accident happened around 10:45 Thursday night. According to police, Nielsen ran out in front of the car. The coroner says he died at U.K. Hospital.

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Police say no charges were filed against the woman.

The Red Mile issued the following statement:

The Red Mile is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of its horsemen, Ole Bach. Ole Bach participated in the horse industry for over 20 years. He was a horse buyer, seller, owner and true gentleman. As a friend of the Red Mile, Ole Bach was liked by all. He will be remembered for his honesty, integrity and good character.

Ole Bach was of Danish decent, lived in New Jersey, and visited Lexington annually for the Fall Trots and Annual Sale. It is our understanding that Ole Bach leaves behind a wife and three children. Red Mile will request a moment of silence prior to this evening’s race schedule. A memorial will be planned and the date will be announced next week.