Female jockey dies in trackwork fall at Cranbourne

Racing Victoria has confirmed the death of a 22-year-old Clyde woman after she fell during trackwork at Cranbourne

Thu, 29 Aug, 8:35 AM

A 22-year-old apprentice jockey has died after falling from her mount during routine trackwork at the Cranbourne Training Centre earlier this morning.

Emergency services were called to the track just after 4:30 a.m.

Both WorkSafe and police were at the scene this morning, however, the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Racing Victoria (RV) issued the following statement:

"It is with great sadness that Racing Victoria (RV) confirms that a female jockey has tragically passed away following an incident at the Cranbourne Training Centre this morning.

"Victoria Police and WorkSafe are on-site investigating the circumstances of the incident in which no other riders were injured. 

"Trackwork at the Cranbourne Training Centre was closed following the incident.

"RV, the Victorian Jockeys Association and the Cranbourne Turf Club are offering assistance to the family and local racing community at this tragic time."

The family of the jockey have requested that her name not be released at this stage.

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