The moment a rider's apprentice breaks his NECK when his saddle collides with the railing during a race

Jordan Grob (pictured) was riding No Hat No Play during the 1,400 meter Maiden Handicap at the Gold Coast Turf Club yesterday

The moment a rider's apprentice breaks his NECK when his saddle collides with the railing during a race

  • Jordan Grob was riding No Hat No Play during the 1,400 meter Maiden Handicap
  • The horse knocked the barrier awkwardly and Grob fell on the Gold Coast racetrack
  • The horse's trainer, Michael Costa, said the apprentice broke his C3 vertebrae

Claudia Poposki for Daily Mail Australia

A rider has broken his neck after his horse collided with a railing just before the middle of the mark.

Jordan Grob was playing No Hat No Play during the 1,400 meter Maiden Handicap at the Gold Coast Turf Club on Saturday.

The horse, trained by Michael Costa, crashed into the railing after an uncomfortable stride.

Jordan Grob (pictured) was riding No Hat No Play during the 1,400 meter Maiden Handicap at the Gold Coast Turf Club yesterday

Jordan Grob (pictured) was riding No Hat No Play during the 1,400 meter Maiden Handicap at the Gold Coast Turf Club yesterday

The apprentice jockey then fell on the grass, according to The Gold Coast Bulletin.

He fell unconscious after falling to the ground and was rushed to the hospital.

Mr. Costa told the publication: "He broke the C3 vertebra in his neck and is looking at eight weeks with a collar."

Mr. Grob will not be able to run for four months and, at this time, it does not look like he's going to need surgery.

The accident occurred on Mr Grob's third trip on the four-year old gelding.

The horse, trained by Michael Costa (pictured), collided with the railing after an uncomfortable stride just before the halfway point

The horse, trained by Michael Costa (pictured), collided with the railing after an uncomfortable stride just before the halfway point

The horse, trained by Michael Costa (pictured), collided with the railing after an uncomfortable stride just before the halfway point

Mr Grob tweeted: & # 39; As a result of yesterday's fall in Gold Coast, I have a tear drop of c6 drop on my neck & # 39;

Mr Grob tweeted: & # 39; As a result of yesterday's fall in Gold Coast, I have a tear drop of c6 drop on my neck & # 39;

Mr Grob tweeted: & # 39; As a result of yesterday's fall in Gold Coast, I have a tear drop of c6 drop on my neck & # 39;

In May, another rider broke his neck as he prepared to participate in a race on the Gold Coast.

Dan Griffin was on the barrier when the horse he rode was on his hind legs and fell.

Griffin received everything the doctors gave in August.

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