Horse tram­ples jockey

The Sunday Times - - NEWS - JAY ROONEY

JOCKEY Natasha Faith­full was flown to Royal Perth Hospi­tal yesterday after suf­fer­ing mul­ti­ple in­juries while ex­er­cis­ing a horse in Al­bany.

The 25-year-old re­ceived punc­tured lungs, bro­ken ribs, a bro­ken col­lar­bone and a lac­er­ated liver in the fall.

Her mother, trainer Saman­tha, posted on Face­book that the horse her daugh­ter was on took fright, flipped over and rolled down a bank with her.

The an­i­mal then stomped on her as it was try­ing to stand.

Faith­full was sta­bilised in Al­bany be­fore be­ing flown to RPH by the Royal Fly­ing Doc­tor Ser­vice.

“Ap­par­ently she was just com­ing back from the beach and she fell with the horse over a sand­bank,” Racing and Wa­ger­ing WA racing ca­reers and train­ing man­ager Ron Flem­ing said.

“The horse rolled on her and then jumped on her try­ing to get back up, which is never good. It’s very un­for­tu­nate.”

Faith­full rode a win­ning dou­ble at Al­bany on Fri­day.

Natasha Faith­full

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