Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Apprentice Alex Stokes, one of three riders involved in a provincial race fall at the weekend, is hoping to ride on Tuesday.

Stokes was treated for shock following a fall at Newcastle on Saturday which hospitalised fellow apprentice Jake Hull and senior jockey Jeff Penza.

“Alex believes she is well enough to ride and she was hoping to get a doctor’s clearance,” Racing NSW jockey safety officer Maurice Logue said.

Stokes has two rides at Cessnock – both for trainer Dianne Lumsden.

Penza will be sidelined because of a serious arm injury.

“Jeff required surgery on a deep cut to his arm, on the point of the elbow,” Logue said.

“He was released from hospital this morning (Monday) but he’s going to be out for a while.”

Hull has been cleared of serious injury to his shoulder and arm but is expected to be out of action for at least a week.

“Initially it was thought he had broken his shoulder and possibly his arm but he’s just battered and bruised so he’s been very lucky,” the apprentice’s master Grant Allard said.

An inquiry into the fall has been adjourned.

Former jockey Paul Rowe, meanwhile, remains in a critical condition in Canberra Hospital following a trackwork fall last week.

Rowe suffered serious chest injuries after being kicked by a horse during an incident at Moruya on the NSW south coast.

He ruptured the left ventricle of his heart which caused a collapsed chamber and he underwent emergency surgery after he was airlifted to hospital.

“Paul is still critical but there are promising signs,” Logue said.

“He is communicating via whiteboard notes and the doctors have reduced his reliance on life support.”


*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Watch 📺 Is this the biggest moral beat of the year?

The horse KING OF HEARTS (Sebring – Eloping) started at $26 so many people weren’t on it, but those who...

Winx’s sister breaks her maiden

A half-sister to four-time Cox Plate champion Winx has broken through for her maiden victory on the synthetic track at Pakenham....

Star stayer Zaaki returns a positive pre-race sample

Racing NSW stewards have fined trainer Annabel Neasham after Zaaki returned a positive pre-race sample during the Sydney autumn carnival....

Peter Moody

Peter Moody thinks Sandown should not be sold

Champion trainer Peter Moody has reiterated the call of fellow trainer Mick Kent for the Melbourne Racing Club not to sell...

Hall Of Fame trainer hospitalised after track accident

An accident at Morphettville trackwork has resulted in trainer Leon Macdonald being hospitalised. Australian Racing Hall of Fame trainer Leon Macdonald...

Top jockey banned for 10 years for threatening to kill a racing official

Top New Zealand jockey Jason Waddell has been banned from racing for 10 years for threatening to kill a racing...

Tattersalls Tiara

The is a race held at and is the feature female event of the Brisbane Winter Carnival. The () boasts...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

Copyright © 2021 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit or