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Italian jockey Stefano Cherchi, 23, dies after horse racing fall

  • Cherchi had been in an induced coma following the racing accident on March 20
  • The jockey was injured after his horse got here down in an incident in Canberra
  • Cherchi rode over 100 winners in Britain earlier than arriving in Australia in January

Jockey Stefano Cherchi has died on account of accidents sustained in a fall in Australia on March 20.

The 23-year-old Sardinian-born jockey had been in an induced coma within the intensive care unit of a Canberra hospital after the accident on the town observe when his horse got here down in an incident involving two different horses.

Cherchi rode over 100 winners in Britain whereas based mostly in Newmarket and had had two successes since arriving in Australia in January.

His dad and mom and girlfriend Britanny Fallon, daughter of former British champion jockey Kieren Fallon, had flown to Australia to be by Cherchi’s bedside.

Stefano Cherchi, 23, has died as a result of injuries sustained in a fall in Australia on March 20

Stefano Cherchi, 23, has died on account of accidents sustained in a fall in Australia on March 20

In a press release the New South Wales Jockeys Association mentioned: ‘With deep sadness, the Cherchi family have announced their beloved son Stefano passed away peacefully today.

‘The family are very grateful for the love, prayers and messages sent by the racing community across the world.’