Female jockey dies in a horror racetrack – just a day after recently married student Mikaela Claridge was killed in an accident in Melbourne
A female jockey and police officer died in a horror race track in Darwin, just one day after the newly-married student Mikaela Claridge was killed in an accident in Melbourne.
Melanie Tyndall rode Restless in Race 3 in Fannie Bay when her horse cut another's heels and fell.
The 32-year-old was taken to Royal Darwin Hospital, where she died on Saturday evening.
Melanie Tyndall rode Restless in Race 3 in Fannie Bay when her horse clung to the heels of another and fell
In a statement, Darwin Turf Club and Thoroughbred Racing NT said: & # 39; Thoroughbred Racing NT (TRNT) and the Darwin Turf Club (DTC) confirmed the death of Northern Territory jockey Melanie Tyndall & # 39;
During the third race Mrs. Tyndall's mountain seemed to cut the heels of another horse.
The police officer got out of balance and fell at the 300 meter mark where she received medical help from the parachutists who were on course. Allegedly she was trampled on by another horse.
& # 39; Melanie was then transported by St John Ambulance to Royal Darwin Hospital where she received further medical care, but despite the efforts of the professionals at RDH, Melanie & # 39; said the statement.
TRNT Chief Executive, Andrew O & Toole, said: & # 39; On behalf of the NT racing industry, I want to express our thoughts and sincere condolences to the family and friends of Melanie during her death.
& # 39; Melanie was a highly respected member of the Northern Territory racing family and her sad death will be felt by many in the industry. & # 39;
Darwin Turf Club Chairman, Brett Dixon, said: “On behalf of the Darwin Turf Club, the board and members, we too are deeply saddened by the death of Melanie, and our sincere condolences and support are extended to family and friends from Melanie. & # 39;
The statement said the TRNT, DTC and the Australian Jockeys & # 39; Association (AJA) are working together to support the family, the local racing community and industry workers & # 39; in this very sad time & # 39 ;.
On Twitter, thoroughbred trainer Michael Hickmott reminded Ms. Tyndall as a & # 39; remarkable person & # 39 ;.
& # 39; If people only knew the obstacles that you have overcome in your life to make what you did for yourself, & # 39; he wrote.
& # 39; We were all so proud of what you achieved. You defied the odds. You may be gone now, but we will not forget you.
& # 39; Forever in our mind. RIP Mel. You were a remarkable person. & # 39;
The accident comes just a day after apprentice jockey, Claridge, 22, died of injuries in a fall when & # 39; her horse scared & # 39; in a job accident in Melbourne.
Claridge, who was married in March, resumed her internship in 2018 after a number of injuries and won her first race in September last year.
She had switched to trainer Ken Keys in Cranbourne and won another 28 races, most recently in Sale on July 11.
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