News : Laura Lafferty injured: Jockey crushed by horse! Horse racing star (22) in the hospital


News : Laura Lafferty injured: Jockey crushed by horse! Horse racing star (22) in the hospital

Horse racing star Laura Lafferty is in the hospital with her after a horror crash.
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A tragic accident shakes horse racing in Australia. Like the British on Friday “Daily Star“reports that there was a terrible accident at Swan Hill Racecourse in Victoria in which Laura Lafferty, who was a jockey in the race, was seriously injured.

Laura Lafferty after a horror crash at horse racing in the hospital

The 22-year-old was ins hospital posted after her horse fell on her. According to the report, Lafferty was conscious and able to move after the horror crash. However, she complained of severe pain in her shoulder and hip, according to the British newspaper. The enthusiastic horse racing athlete was in the lead with her horse Ronniejay when suddenly there was an accident in the finish curve of the Swan Hill racecourse.

Horse Ronniejay falls on rider! Animal dies on the spot

The three-year-old gelding was doing well, but that quickly went wrong when he turned left and crashed through the inner guardrail, lifting Lafferty from the saddle before reportedly bumping into her. Unfortunately, Ronniejay’s injuries proved fatal. Racing Victoria published an update after the accident: “Laura Lafferty is conscious and can move all limbs. She was taken to Swan Hill Hospital for scans. Possible shoulder and hip injuries cannot be ruled out.” Any help came too late for Lafferty’s horse. It was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Laura Lafferty remains under observation in the clinic after falling into shock

Laura Lafferty was taken to hospital for observation after the fall. Considered one of the top emerging jockeys in Australia, Lafferty rode to her maiden win at Caulfield in April. Now she will watch the upcoming horse races from the sidelines for the time being until she has recovered from her injuries.

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