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Zac Purton Accident: Australian jockey tumbles from his horse in horror crash


Zac Purton Accident: Australian jockey tumbles from his horse in horror crash: One of Australia’s leading jockeys has taken a serious tumble from his horse during a horror clash which has led to the two animals being euthanized and three riders being hospitalized as of this point in time. Zac Purton who is at the age of 38, fell from Lucky Patch when the horse of South African Lyle Hewitson tripped and fell during an international meet at Hong Kong on Sunday. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com

Zac Purton Accident

Zac Purton Accident

The chaotic collision resulted in four riders being thrown from their saddles, leaving their horses limping and terrified, mounts amazing Star and Naboo attack were later euthanized as a result of the injuries from the crash, trainer David Hayes paid tribute to Naboo Attack on Twitter, saying he had been a gentle giant who was about to show the world his greatness.

Purton’s horse Lucky Patch escaped and the run was held at the Sha Tin racecourse without any serious injury, involved in the fall was visiting Japanese jockey Yuichi Fukunaga and Mauritian-born rider Karis Teetan, with the latter escaping unscathed. Purton, Fukunaga, and Hewitson were taken to the Prince of Wales hospital following the harrowing ordeal and they were reported to be in a stable condition on Sunday night.

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Jockey club executive and the director of racing Andrew Harding said that Purton had suffered upper-body injuries, Hewitson had fractured his hip and Fukunaga was being monitored for a potential fracture of his clavicle, it has been stated by Mr. Harding, We’re very sad about the loss of the two horses, and we will be investigating if there is anything that can be learned – we do that always,’.

The international meet was held under a ‘racing bubble’ which allowed the riders from all corners of the world to compete without coming into contact with the public, it has been stated by Shinn, “I have mixed emotions for winning this race today. Obviously, the first emotion is that my feelings are with the fallen jockeys and horses out there,”.

He further stated “It’s gut-wrenching for any rider to see a horse go down. It’s a real tragedy what’s happened today, especially on the world stage when everyone is watching.” Purton has been ruled out from riding in the remainder of the meeting in Hong kong after he won the first three races.

There are going to be further revelations in the case in the coming days and weeks and we will be updating you guys as soon as something comes under our radar regarding the story.

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Charitarth Ahlawat
Charitarth covers politics, crime, and entertainment stories throughout the state of West Bengal and North-East India. As a tri-lingual correspondent, he caters to Get India News.


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