April 24, 2008

A harness horse racing trainer has died after being kicked in the chest by a weanling at Leeston, near Christchurch, early yesterday.

He was Peter Cowan, aged 62.

Mr Cowan was taken to Christchurch Hospital by ambulance from Euroch Lodge Stable after the accident, about 7.45am.

He died at 1pm.

Mr Cowan moved north from Mosgiel about four years ago and, before that, had been a dairy farmer in Southland.