Pictured: young female jockey, 22, who died when she fell off a horse in a horrible accident on a Melbourne circuit
- Jockey, 22, fell on Cranbourne Racecourse in the southeast of the city on Friday morning
- Mikaela Claridge suffered fatal injuries when she was released from the horse
- The death of the woman is not treated as suspicious and WorkSafe investigates this
- Racing Victoria said that around 4.30 am no other riders were injured in the incident
Mikaela Claridge is remembered as a beautiful girl with a beautiful smile after she fell from a racehorse and died in a bizarre accident.
The 22-year-old fell on Cranbourne Racecourse in the south-east of Melbourne while he completed his trackwork shortly after 4.30 on Friday.
The Victorian Jockeys Association (VJA) confirmed that the young apprentice jockey sustained fatal injuries when she was driven from the horse while riding on the sand paths.
Mikaela Claridge is remembered as a beautiful girl with a beautiful smile after she fell from a racehorse and died in a bizarre accident
The 22-year-old fell on Cranbourne Racecourse in the south-east of Melbourne while he completed his trackwork shortly after 4.30 on Friday
Her death is not treated as suspicious and WorkSafe investigates the incident with the cooperation of the Cranbourne Turf club.
VJA's Chief Hyves, Matt Hyland, said: & The VJA and our members are incredibly saddened by the loss of our colleague and friend Mikaela Claridge, and express our condolences to her family and friends. & # 39;
Racing Victoria said that trackwork at the Cranbourne Training Center had been suspended and that the rider's family was being assisted.
& # 39; It is with great sadness that Racing Victoria confirms that a female jockey has died tragically after an incident at the Cranbourne Training Center, & # 39; said the organization.
& # 39; Victoria Police and WorkSafe investigate the circumstances of the incident in which no other riders were injured. & # 39;
Twenty jockeys and track cyclists have died on race tracks in Australia since 2000.
A trackwork driver told The Herald Sun. she arrived on the track at 4.45 am to see ambulances at the facility.
& # 39; I could tell from the atmosphere that something was not quite right, & # 39; said rider Molly Edwards.
& # 39; It was terrible. People were crying, it was just so upset. For me I am also a young girl, that can happen to anyone.
& # 39; It's just so sad. Just a completely terrible accident. & # 39;
Racing Victoria said the trackwork at the Cranbourne Training Center (photo) has been suspended and assistance has been provided to the rider's family
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