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Jockey Injuries


The Injured Jockeys Fund’s role is to provide appropriate help and support, to an injured jockey whenever this is needed, and for as long as this is needed.


Jockey Inuries... LATEST

 

Pulled from a hellhole: trainer Jo Foster's amazing recovery from injury

It was a damp, miserable morning on the gallops in November 2016 when an unlucky fall was to alter the direction of my life....


Major injury won't stop young jockey Keelan Baker from living his dream

Determined young jockey Keelan Baker almost lost his leg through injury but he is fighting back to full health with the help of the Injured Jockeys Fund and the team at Oaksey House.andnbsp;World Horse Racing followed Keelan Bakers recovery at ...


Injured Jockeys Fund update on jockey Keelan Baker

Apprentice jockey Keelan Baker remains in New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton. andnbsp;After undergoing a fasciotomy last Wednesday to release the pressure in his leg, he was able to have the wound on his leg stitched and closed yesterday.andnbsp;​He is now ...


Keelan Baker statement from the Injured Jockeys Fund

Following his fall at Wolverhampton on Tuesday 20 February, apprentice jockey Keelan Baker was taken to the New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton with a suspected broken femur.Although x-rays revealed that the leg was not broken, subsequent complications arose on Wednesday ...


On behalf of Richard Woollacott’s wife Kayley - STATEMENT FOLLOWING THE PASSING OF RICHARD WOOLLACOTT

I would like to thank everyone for their messages of support. The racing industry has shown a huge amount of compassion for Richard and us during this tragic time....


Jockey George Baker announces his retirement from racing

Jockey George Baker today announces his retirement from racing. George, 35, has ridden over 1300 winners in a career spanning 18 years, and rode his first classic winner in the 2016 St Leger aboard Harbour Law. In February 2017 he was seriously injured in a fall at the St Moritz White Turf meeting....



Helping an Injured Jockey

Following on from an injury, there is always a strong desire from the public to help that jockey in some way, usually in a monetary form. Please click below for some Guidelines and advice on how to do this...


Helping an Injured Jockey



Jockeys Injuries and Media enquiries

  • The Injured Jockeys Fund’s role is to provide appropriate help and support, to an injured jockey whenever this is needed, and for as long as this is needed
  • In the UK, in line with the British Horseracing Authority protocol, if a jockey is injured on a racecourse and goes to hospital as a result of this injury, the IJF almoner responsible for that racecourse will be informed
  • The almoner will then help that jockey and their family in the immediate aftermath of their injury
  • Information regarding the condition of an injured jockey will not be given to anyone other than the Next of Kin and the IJF Almoner unless consent has been obtained from the jockey
  • Once the jockey has left the racecourse, the racecourse cannot update on a jockey’s condition, unless given permission to do
  • If a jockey’s injury is considered relatively minor, the jockey, their Next of Kin, or an appointed representative can deal with any media enquiries that result
  • If the injury is more serious, the Injured Jockeys Fund may take over media enquiries if the jockey or Next of Kin requires them to do so
  • If this is the case, the Injured Jockeys Fund will provide accurate medical information at a time deemed appropriate and as agreed with the jockey and/or Next of Kin and in consultation with the hospital
  • They will continue to provide this service for as long as the jockey and / or Next of Kin requires them to do so




 

 

 

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