Jockey Chelsey Reynolds, 21, in ‘vital situation’ after falling from horse
Jockey Chelsey Reynolds has been rushed to hospital after falling from her horse.
Reynolds, 21, who’s an apprentice jockey, is in vital situation following the incident. It is known she has suffered critical head accidents from the autumn, which occurred throughout observe work on Tuesday morning.
She is being handled at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide, South Australia. A Racing South Australia assertion learn: “Racing SA can confirm an incident at trackwork this morning on the Fleurieu Peninsula involving apprentice jockey Chelsey Reynolds.
“Chelsey is being handled on the Flinders Medical Centre. We are offering help to Chelsey’s household and can present an replace on her situation as quickly as we’re in a position.”
While the Australian Jockeys’ Association said on social media: “Our ideas and prayers are with SA apprentice Chelsey Reynolds after her accident this morning.”
Reynolds, who raced as lately as final Friday, has seven winners on her CV from 52 rides. She achieved her first success in her very first race, guiding The Great Baby to victory at Balaklava on July 30 final yr.
The gifted teenager joined Finniss Lodge after engaged on the horse tram between Victor Harbor and Granite Island. She then continued via to the Racing SA trackwork abilities course earlier than progressing to the SA Apprentice Academy in December 2022.
“I’ve had my little first pony since I was eight and then did normal trail riding and stuff, and then my other job closed down and that’s when I found Finniss to fill in the spot but I wasn’t meant to stay there. And Glen found out I could ride and it escalated from there,” Reynolds informed Racing SA in August final yr.
“I’ve always been good with animals I think, horses and any others I feel like I always get a good feel for them.”
Last month, fellow apprentice jockey Kelsey Hannah was airlifted to hospital after a horror fall at Strathalbyn Racecourse within the south-east of Adelaide. Kelsey was positioned in an induced coma after shedding consciousness after the incident. She suffered a fracture in her neck vertebrae and continues to be recovering.