Top female jockey, 26, knocked unconscious as her horse rolls over her after the fall of the race – just four years after she was placed in a coma in a similar incident
- Raquel Clark, 26, fell off her horse during the Morphette races on Saturday
- Her horse Goodgee stumbled on the heels of another horse before it fell and rolled
- She was beaten unconscious and considered critical, but is now considered stable
- Three years ago, Mrs. Clarke was placed in a coma after being trampled
A jockey was beaten unconscious and suffered a collapsed lung after her horse rolled on top of her when it fell shortly after a race.
Raquel Clark, 26, was aboard a four-year-old mare named Goodgee in Morphettville in Adelaide on Saturday afternoon.
She had crossed the finish line and slowed the horse when Goodgee stumbled on the heels of another horse and tumbled.
The horse rolled over Clark and another oncoming runner then trampled her, Adelaide now reported.
Raquel Clark, 26, was knocked unconscious when her horse rolled over her on Saturday
Paramedics were immediately on site and stated that she was in a critical condition, but she became aware again before being transported to Royal Adelaide Hospital, where it was later said that she was responsive and stable.
Warren Conroy, Clark's manager, said she did not complain about certain pain and had responded well to the paramedic's tests.
She stays in the hospital overnight before more reviews and scans are performed.
Conroy said she was free of neck fractures or fractures, but her left lung had partially collapsed.
She was expected to have complete concussion tests in the coming days.
In December 2015, Ms. Clark, formerly from Tasmania, was placed in an induced coma after being trampled by her horse, Lingo, before a race in Spreyton.
The horse pulled her away and dragged her.
It was feared that she had suffered a serious head injury, but she escaped with painful shoulders and facial abrasion.
The award-winning jockey was placed in an induced comma three years ago when she was trampled for a race
Mrs. Clark moved to South Australia in 2017 and made a name for herself in the racing community.
In August she won the title of the SA Jockey of the Year and Apprentice Jockey of the Year.
She won the premiership of the Adelaide jockey in 2018/19 with 49 metropolitan winners.
The accident follows the death of female jockeys Mikaela Claridge, 22, and Melanie Tyndall, 32, who shook the racing industry three months ago.
Claridge, who was recently married, was killed during a training on a race track in Melbourne on August 30 before Tyndall died the following day in a race in Darwin.
Last month, self-published author John Payne revealed in his book & # 39; Their Last Ride – The Fallen Jockeys of Australia & # 39; that 950 riders have been killed since racing started in Australia in the 1790s.
Every year before 1906 an average of 18 people died, but in the last decade this number has fallen to two.
Raquel Clark, 26, pictured dressed for a racing event last month
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