Jockey dead after tragic accident in Melbourne’s south-east
A twenty-two year-old apprentice jockey, Mikaela Claridge, has died in a tragic horse riding accident this morning.
The young jockey was dislodged from her mount while riding on the sand trails on the southern side of Cranbourne Training Centre just after 4.30am.
Racing Victoria and the Victorian Jockeys’ Association confirmed the passing of the apprentice jockey and said she was attended to by the on-course paramedic but was tragically unable to be saved.
Police say her death is not being treated as suspicious and will prepare a report for the coroner.
WorkSafe confirms they will be investigating further into the death.
On Friday afternoon, Racing Victoria released a statement confirming the passing of the apprentice jockey.
“On behalf of the Victorian racing industry, we would like to extend our prayers and heartfelt condolences to Mikaela’s family and friends on the tragic news of her passing as a result of a training accident this morning,” said Racing Victoria.
She’s being remembered as a talented young rider and much loved and valued member of the racing community.
It is with great sadness that RV confirms that a female jockey has tragically passed away following an incident at the Cranbourne Training Centre this morning https://t.co/8tz78okCWw
— Racing Victoria (@RacingInsider) August 29, 2019