Moreira gets assistance after his fall, and later walking in the jockey room.
Moreira gets assistance after his fall, and later walking in the jockey room.

Horror fall mars Melbourne Cup day

HONG Kong's superstar jockey Joao Moreira crashed heavily from Regal Monarch in the 2800m staying race.

Moreira was attended to by ambulance officers immediately after the fall before getting to his feet and walking unassisted to the ambulance.

Morieira is booked to ride Thomas Hobson in the Melbourne Cup.

Trainer Chris Waller said after the race the horse, Regal Monarch, was "not well".

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