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Leading jockey hurt in race fall
Leading jockey hurt in race fall

Top apprentice Kyra Yuill was taken to Royal Perth Hospital last night for observations after a nasty fall in the Carbine Club of WA Apprentices’ Cup (2200m) at Belmont Park.

Yuill’s mount Grandstand blundered near the 400m, causing Yuill to crash to the turf.

Chief steward Brad Lewis said Yuill was complaining of a sore ankle and back and had several cuts.
Lewis said an inquiry into the fall will be held this week.

“She was concussed for a while and has an ankle and back injury,” Lewis said.

“We hope to hold an inquiry into an incident this week.

“At this stage her and Jordan Mallyon (Hello Hero) will be the jockeys required to attend.”

Trainer Warrick Bradshaw reported Grandstand was lame in the near hind and was suffering from general soreness after the fall.

Yuill and fellow apprentices Ben Paterson and Rayce Nielsen will not ride at Kalgoorlie on Sunday.

“Ben Paterson is Kyra’s partner and is obviously distressed,” Lewis said.

“Rayce Nielsen has an injured rib. There will be a lot of riding changes for Kalgoorlie.”

Fellow apprentice Mitchell Pateman copped his second suspension in a week.

Pateman was suspended for 18 days for careless riding on Beltane in race four.

Five of the 18 days will be served concurrently with his suspension from last Saturday.

Pateman will be out of action until October 8.