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Two jockeys are sent hurtling to the ground Royal Randwick

Two jockeys are sent hurtling to the ground after their horses take brutal falls on Winx’s farewell day at Royal Randwick – and one rider is rushed to hospital

  • Two jockeys were sent flying from their horses at Royal Randwick on Saturday
  • Andrew Adkins and fellow jockey Glyn Schofield took the horrific fall in Race 1 
  • Persan, ridden by Schofield, fell in last 50 metres of Kings of Sydney Sport Mile 
  • Adkins received treatment before he was transported to Prince of Wales Hospital

Two jockeys were sent flying from their horses at Royal Randwick ahead of Winx’s final race on Saturday. 

Andrew Adkins and fellow jockey Glyn Schofield took frightening falls in the first race of the day in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

Persan, ridden by Schofield, fell within the last 50 metres of the 1600 metres Kings of Sydney Sport Mile, bringing down horse War Baron and jockey Adkins.

Two jockeys have been sent flying from their horses at Royal Randwick ahead of Winx’s final race

Glyn Schofield attends to Andrew Atkins after they both fell from their horses during Race 1 the Kings Of Sydney Sport Mile

Glyn Schofield attends to Andrew Atkins after they both fell from their horses during Race 1 the Kings Of Sydney Sport Mile

Persan, ridden by Schofield, fell within the last 50 metres bringing down War Baron and Adkins

Persan, ridden by Schofield, fell within the last 50 metres bringing down War Baron and Adkins

Adkins was sent diving head first into the turf as the competition narrowed ahead of the final post.

The horses escaped the tumble unscathed and continued running beyond the post before they caught by handlers.

Schofield, who was able to walk away from the accident, was seen checking on a motionless Adkins before paramedics joined the track. 

A black plastic screen was placed on the track as Adkins received treatment before he was transported to Prince of Wales Hospital as a precaution.

It is understood he suffered a concussion from the fall.

‘He was quite shaken and he was in shock and he was in quite a panic when they got to him,’ a Sky Racing commentator said. J

ockey Mark Zahra successfully rode Power Scheme to victory in Race 1. 

The horses escaped the tumble unscathed and continued running beyond the post before they were contained

The horses escaped the tumble unscathed and continued running beyond the post before they were contained

Adkins received treatment before he was transported to Prince of Wales Hospital as a precaution

Adkins received treatment before he was transported to Prince of Wales Hospital as a precaution

Despite the horror fall, jockey Mark Zahra successfully rode Power Scheme to victory in Race 1

Despite the horror fall, jockey Mark Zahra successfully rode Power Scheme to victory in Race 1

 

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