Jockeys Jamie Kah (Flyball) and Craig Williams (Dubenenko) were involved in a high-speed crash at Flemington, the second in as many weeks on the circuit, causing a delay in the Super Saturday race meeting.
The crash happened early in the race, during the Group 2 Sires’ Produce Stakes.
Williams has a suspected broken collarbone while Kah was initially unconscious and unconscious following a severe blow to the head but was responsive when treated by medical staff on the course after both were dismounted from their horses.
Both Flyball and Dubenenko have returned to the scales, with Dubenenko returning with minor lacerations to both front legs. Flyball escaped with only minor abrasions.
Kah is en route to the Royal Melbourne Hospital while a second ambulance is en route to Flemington to take Williams to the Alfred. A third ambulance is needed on the track to allow the race to continue on Saturday.
The meeting will be overridden by the Newmarket Handicap. Kah was to become In Secret’s favorite but was replaced by Dean Holland. Williams was booked for Bella Nipotina.
The fall comes just seven days after Ethan Brown fell off his mount at the feature event in Flemington, Australian Guineas. He underwent multiple surgeries this week to overcome internal injuries.
Brown remains in intensive care at Royal Melbourne Hospital but appears to be in good spirits after sending a thank you tweet to his supporters.
https://www.smh.com.au/sport/racing/star-jockeys-injured-in-another-fall-at-flemington-20230311-p5cra7.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_sport Jockeys Jamie Kah and Craig Williams were involved in a high speed crash at the Super Saturday race meet in Flemington