A 22-year-old Clyde woman has sadly died after a tragic fall during trackwork at Cranbourne racecourse this morning.
The jockey is believed to have fallen from her mount during routine trackwork at around 4:45am Friday morning.
“It is with great sadness that Racing Victoria (RV) confirms that a female jockey has tragically passed away following an incident at the Cranbourne Training Centre this morning,” RV said in a statement.
“Victoria Police and WorkSafe are on-site investigating the circumstances of the incident in which no other riders were injured.
“Trackwork at the Cranbourne Training Centre was closed following the incident.
“RV, the Victorian Jockeys’ Association and the Cranbourne Turf Club are offering assistance to the family and local racing community at this tragic time.”
Her death is not being treated as suspicious and WorkSafe is investigating.
Racing Victoria says trackwork at the Cranbourne Training Centre has been suspended and assistance has been offered to the rider’s family.