Gee, these jockeys are tough.
At Ballarat races last Wednesday, top rider Jarrod Fry was on his way to the gates for a ride on the unraced 4YO EQUALLY (Equinao – Hayley’s Image).
When they left the birdcage the Clerk-Of-The-Course had hold of Equally, but the horse broke free once on the track, then buck jumped and when a rider with his irons high up gets on a buck jumper, he also gets tossed off.
So, up when Fry, high in the sky and he came down with a thud.
The horse was scratched, Jarrod went back to the jock’s room, nursing a sore leg, but by and large, all was well.
Two races later he rode a masterful race as he piloted MADDOX (Deep Field – Cobblestones) home to an easy 5 lengths win.
But that night his leg started to ache.
It got worse the next day and so he went to have it looked at.
Upshot, he will be out of the saddle for about three weeks as he mends his broken distal tibia.
Tough athletes these hoops. So tough.
Watch 📺👇 Jarrod Fry thrown high in the sky by the buck jumper Equally at Ballarat