Polo great dies following polo accident in Wellington

WELLINGTON, FL (WFLX) - Polo great Carlos Gracida passed away Tuesday night, following a polo accident, according to WFLX's news partners at The Palm Beach Post.

Gracida, 53, a Hall of Famer and former 10-goal rated player, was playing for Santa Clara in the International Polo Club's Freebooters Classic 14-goal Tournament at Everglades Polo Club, reported The Palm Beach Post.

The report says another inadvertently hit Gracida's horse in the head with a polo mallet. The horse, stunned, whipped his head around and hit Gracida's head, knocking him unconscious. Gracida fell off and the horse rolled on top of him.

The Hall of Famer was transported to Delray Medical Center in critical condition where he later died.

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