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Retired apprentice jockey, 20, is airlifted to hospital in an induced coma after horror fall

Retired apprentice jockey, 20, is airlifted to hospital in an induced coma after horror fall

  • Stephen Brown Junior, 20, suffered injuries in a fall at Wangaratta jumpouts 
  • The former jockey was airlifted to Royal Melbourne Hospital in an induced coma
  • Brown  started his apprenticeship in 2015 and rode a total of 40 winners

Retired apprentice jockey Stephen Brown Junior has been lifted to Royal Melbourne Hospital in an induced coma after a serious fall.

The accident occurred at the Wangaratta jumpouts, about 250km from Melbourne, early on Wednesday.

The 20-year-old rider is said to be in a critical condition.

Former jockey Stephen Brown Junior has been lifted to Royal Melbourne Hospital in an induced coma after he suffered injuries in a fall at the Wangaratta jumpouts on Wednesday 

Brown (pictured with his girlfriend) is the son of trainer Stephen Brown. He doesn't hold a current jockeys' licence but is a registered track rider

Brown (pictured with his girlfriend) is the son of trainer Stephen Brown. He doesn’t hold a current jockeys’ licence but is a registered track rider

Brown, who is the son of trainer Stephen Brown, doesn’t hold a current jockeys’ licence but is a registered track rider.

He started his apprenticeship in 2015 and rode a total of 40 winners. 

He had his last ride in November 2018.

Racing Victoria said the former jockey received immediate medical care from the on-course paramedic and was placed in an induced coma before being rushed to hospital. 

‘Racing Victoria can confirm that a licensed track rider Stephen Brown Junior was airlifted to Royal Melbourne Hospital following a fall at Wangaratta jump-outs this morning,’ it said in a statement on Wednesday.

He started his apprenticeship in 2015 and rode a total of 40 winners

 He started his apprenticeship in 2015 and rode a total of 40 winners

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