Jockey Michelle Payne taken to hospital after fall at Mildura
Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne remains in hospital after a fall at Mildura.
The history-making hoop was dislodged from her mount Dutch Courage in the second last race of the day on Monday.
She was conscious but left the track in an ambulance, complaining of abdominal pain.
She’s since been moved to The Alfred hospital and undergone scans.
Thank you for all the well wishes. Off to the Alfred tonight to check out Pancreas and liver. Through the vest ? pic.twitter.com/WyMv3bvFIL
? Michelle Payne (@mj_payne) May 23, 2016
The fall came just days after Payne was reunited with Cup winner Prince Of Penzance for the first time since they won Australia’s biggest race in November.
The gelding made an impressive return to the track in Adelaide, running a slashing second in the R A Lee Stakes over 1600 metres.
Payne’s fall added to a nasty start to the week for Australian jockeys, with six riders injured in a sickening fall in country NSW earlier in the day.
BELOW: The sickening fall at Taree… (note: not Michelle Payne’s incident)
Shocking scenes in the first at Taree. pic.twitter.com/ov9J3RBXKg
? Jake Bourke (@JakeBourke) May 23, 2016