Sydney’s leading apprentice Tom Sherry has suffered a broken left collarbone in a dramatic race fall at Newcastle on Tuesday.
Sherry was riding Invincible Fire in the second race, a Maiden Handicap over 1200m, and was making his finishing run along the inside rail.
Invincible Fire seemed to be crowded for room, clipped heels and fell.
Ambulance officers were quickly on the scene to treat the young apprentice before transporting him to nearby John Hunter Hospital.
X-rays confirmed Sherry’s collarbone break and he is likely to undergo surgery on Wednesday. He will be out of the saddle for around four weeks and forfeits his ride on Miravalle in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.
Apprentice jockey Tom Sherry had a fall at Newcastle. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
Sherry’s master, trainer Mark Newnham was disappointed for his young rider who is a runaway leader in the Sydney apprentice premiership with 35 wins and was chasing his first Group 1 win on promising filly Miravalle on Saturday.
Newnham told The Daily Telegraph champion jockey Hugh Bowman will now ride Miravalle in the feature fillies races.
Originally published asYoung jockey seriously hurt in Newcastle fall
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