Local jockeys bruised in fall

LOCAL jockeys Justin Stanley and Emily Kehoe escaped serious injury after a frightening race fall on the Gold Coast on Saturday.

Both jockeys were taken to Gold Coast Hospital about 3.30pm for precautionary scans but were released that night cleared of head injuries and broken bones.

Casino hoop Stanley, who has had a torrid run with injuries, is badly bruised and has neck and back pain which will keep him grounded for at least a week, while Kehoe was released in a neck brace with whiplash and bruised hips and buttocks.

The dashing apprentice will also be out of the saddle for a week or two meaning she will have to relinquish her invitation to ride in the $50,000 Iris Nielsen Memorial ladies’ race on Sunday.

The collision on Saturday occurred in the fifth race when Stanley’s mount, Handsome Dane, clipped heels in a bunched field on the home turn and went down in front of Kehoe, who had no time to alter the path of her horse, On The Barby.

On The Barby got tangled up in the prone horse, which sent Kehoe into the turf.

A third galloper went down in the fall but jockey Terry Treichel was lucky to escape injury.

All three horses walked away from the track and a stewards’ inquiry into the fall has been postponed until further notice.

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