Injuries

Racing

Canberra jockey Kayla Nisbet backed to overcome injuries

24 October 2012. Relax. Canberra Times photo by Rohan Thomson. Canberra Racing. Local Jockey, Kayla Nisbet.


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Lee Gaskin, Chris Dutton David Hayes has no doubt Canberra apprentice Kayla Nisbet can return bigger and better from her recent run of injuries.

Horse Racing

Gordon Lord Byron, the broken down nag nobody wanted

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Andrew Webster Have you heard the story about the horse nobody wanted that became a superstar?

Canberra sport

Alex McKinnon's spinal injury strikes a chord with Canberra athletes Ray Silburn and Paul Crake

Former jockey Ray Silburn at his home in Flynn in front photos of some of his winning rides.

David Polkinghorne For six months, Ray Silburn had one goal in mind - to hug his two sons, Aron and Joel.

Racing

Trainer Trevor Sutherland seeking hat-trick of Wellington Boot victories

Chasing the boot: John Kissick will ride Lightning Alert in Sunday's Wellington Boot.

Tony White Wagga trainer Trevor Sutherland will look to keep his perfect record in Sunday’s $100,000 Wellington Boot.

Horseracing

Chad Schofield wins Adelaide Cup on Outback Joe

Too strong: Outback Joe, ridden by Chad Schofield, races clear to win the Adelaide Cup.

Patrick Bartley Chad Schofield's decision to go freelance reaped more rewards on Monday when he took out the $400,000 Adelaide Cup on Outback Joe on his first visit to South Australia.

Racing

Melbourne Cup favourite Polanski's racing career finished

Polanski, Dean Yendall up, finishes last in the Futurity Stakes.

Patrick Bartley Victoria Derby winner Polanski's racing career is over after being injured during the group 1 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield.

Horseracing

Two Eye See set to give Jackie Gibson her greatest moment at InterDominion

Trotting. Trainer Belinda McCarthy with her InterDominion chance

Chris Roots He might have one eye and only one good leg but Two Eye See will take on some of the best harness horses in the country in the second heat of the InterDominion at Menangle on Saturday night.

Horseracing

Leading jockey Peter Robl flown to Newcastle after Scone fall

SPORT Ninth Legion ridden by Peter Robl wins the 6th race at Rosehill Gardens on 16 November 2013.  Pic JENNY EVANS

Chris Roots Jockey Peter Robl described the 20 minutes where he couldn't feel his arms and legs on the track at Scone as frightening but hopes to walk out of John Hunter Hospital on Thursday night.

Horseracing

Kathy O'Hara set for surgery after another race fall

Kathy O'Hara

Chris Roots Top-line NSW rider Kathy O'Hara is set for surgery on her left hand on Monday after her second serious fall in the past two months, this time at Gosford on Friday.

Horse Racing

Horse racing officials to study Australian track ratings

Patrick Bartley Currently track ratings are accompanied by numbers to represent the state of the track.

Horseracing

Kembla trainer Erwin Takacs on life support after pool incident

Racing Royal Randwick

Adam Pengilly, Bree Fuller Police are still trying to determine the cause of a mysterious accident that has left a Kembla Grange trainer fighting for his life in Wollongong Hospital.

Horse Racing

Jockey John Keating in hospital after race fall

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Michael Lynch Bush jockey airlifted to The Alfred hospital with head injuries after a race fall at Kyneton.

Horse Racing

Verema's break 'devastating, gutting', says Gai

Gai Waterhouse, Fiorente and the Cup.

Stathi Paxinos Winning trainer knew there was an aura of sadness surrounding Tuesday's race.

Horse Racing

Why racehorses like Verema break down

Glenn Robertson-Smith

Glenn Robertson-Smith Thoroughbred horses and racing can sometimes be a lethal mix.

Horse racing

Popular sprinter and his comeback jockey are ready to shine again

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch Buffering might not have the brilliance of Black Caviar, but the son of Mossman has charisma.

Racing

Jockey Desiree Gill dies after Sunshine Coast race fall

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Queensland jockey Desiree Gill has died from injuries suffered in a race fall on the Sunshine Coast.

When tragedy upsets the science of horse racing

International horses  at  Werribee this morning , Verema with Jonathan Fleutot aboard
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Thursday the 31st of October 2013

Daisy Dumas As Fiorente swept gracefully to victory on Tuesday, to the far left of Flemington's world-famous course a horse lay unmoving, her right foreleg's cannon bone badly broken.

Horse racing

The race to save our horses

Chris Whitton studies the Scintigraphy scans on a race horse

Stathi Paxinos Bone research could prevent another tragedy like that of French mare Verema in last Tuesday's Melbourne Cup.

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Jockey Desiree Gill's death accidental: report

Desiree Gill.

A fall during a Queensland horse race that led to jockey Desiree Gill’s death was a tragic accident, a report has found.

A jockey's life: The toughest game in town is for those without fear

Kathy O'Hara

Andrew Wu It has been only 15 days since Kathy O'Hara fell and had a horse trample over her head. On Saturday at Randwick, she returns to the racetrack.