Ceremony Honors Young Ohio Jockey

Jockeys in their racing silks joined well-wishers crowding the winner’s circle at Beulah Park horse track in Grove City today. They came to pay respects to their 16-year-old friend, jockey Josh Radosevich, who died in a racing accident Wednesday.

“Father God we bow before you and we struggle with the pain with the questions, with not understanding such a tragic death.”

Tears and sobbing were part of today’s ceremony honoring 16-year-old apprentice jockey Josh Radosevich. He died Wednesday after being thrown from his horse during a race at Beulah Park. Only the day before, Radosevich had left the Grove City track early to ride that night at Mountaineer in West Virginia. There he rode trainer Tony Tamburino’s horse to victory

“I was with him the last night that he lived. And he won his last race for me. And I want everyone to know how happy he was, doing what he was doing” Tamburino says.

Radosevich came from a horse-racing family. Josh was one of the youngest licensed jockeys in Ohio. Though his riding career began just a month ago, he had already won an impressive number of races.

“God bless you, Josh Radosevich. You’ve made my meet the best meet and I will never forget you.”

Sam Hendren, WOSU News

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