Australia – Australian horse racing jockey; Luke Currie, is out of action with a suspected fractured back following a heavy fall in the last horse race at Moonee Valley Racecourse, a horse-racing track in Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, Victoria Australia.
It is reported that the jockey also suffered broken ribs and concussion during the fall and was placed in a neck brace.
Luke Currie attended Royal Melbourne Hospital in a conscious state and was said to be comfortable and talking.
The Victorian Jockeys Association said that Luke Currie had “suspected C7 fracture and two fractured ribs”.
Currie is out of action for the foreseeable future and is unable to ride the scheduled Hanseatic. Reportedly, jockey Tim Clark will ride Hanseatic instead.
A report from Moonee Valley Racecourse said:
“Clipped heels and blundered, dislodging Luke Currie passing the winning post. An inquiry was opened into the circumstances of Luke Currie being dislodged passing the winning post. After taking evidence from James Winks and apprentice Jerry Chau the inquiry was adjourned to enable Stewards to interview Luke Currie who had been transported to hospital.”
Horse Hanseatic, trained by Anthony Freedman, will race at Caulfield Racecourse and is still the current favourite at odds of 6/4.