Kah’s crash occurred early in the race during Saturday’s Group 2 Sires’ Produce Stakes. She was cleared of fractures or brain injuries after initial scans, but remains sedated due to the severe concussion.
Her horse, Flyball, escaped with minor abrasions, while Dubenenko, William’s horse, returned with minor lacerations to both front legs.
Nolen said as jockeys they couldn’t be afraid of falling as it wouldn’t make them good riders, but when it happens you worry each other.
“When you go out there and think about what might happen to you, you’re not riding in your normal way … So you have to get rid of those thoughts, because when you start thinking like that, you shouldn’t be out there riding,” Nolen said .
“We hate to see anything happen to anyone … It’s very close-knit and we rally around anyone who has fallen.”
Jokey Jamie Mott, who drove the Super Saturday race at Flemington, shared similar thoughts. He said everyone just wants the crash to go well, but the risk of injury isn’t something that scares him or his fellow riders.
“That can happen to anybody. No, it doesn’t scare you, but it makes you realize what can really happen [on the track]’ said Moth.
He added that you don’t think about it, “otherwise you wouldn’t be any good out there if you’re always thinking about something happening.”
“Of course we are all very concerned. Once a fall happens, whoever it is, and it’s comforting to know they’re going to be okay,” Mott said.
“[You] Support as much as you can… We’re all a really good group of jockeys, we gather in a row and we’re definitely there if anyone needs us.”
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