A 29-year-old Australian jockey was taken to hospital after he was dislodged from his horse at the start of the ninth race in Sha Tin on Sunday.
Tye Angland was on the back of Go Beauty Go when the horse knelt down at the start of the 1,600-meter Class Three race, causing him to fall head first to the ground, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.
He was rushed to Prince of Wales Hospital, where he remained in serious but stable condition, the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) said before noon on Monday.
He had undergone medical tests overnight, and was scheduled for surgery on Monday, the HKJC said in a medical status update.
Angland, together with another foreign jockey, was invited by the HKJC to Hong Kong in its bid to give racehorse owners and trainers a wider choice after several jockeys suffered injuries recently.
Owned by Kitty Kwok Sea-nga, daughter of Simon Kwok Siu-ming, who is the chairman of cosmetics chain Sa Sa International, Go Beauty Go has five first-place finishes so far and won a combined prize money worth over HK$5 million.
Sunday’s incident came after Win Beauty Win, another racing horse owned by Kitty Kwok, died in an accident in the stables area of the racecourse in September this year.
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