A QLD jockey has broken her arm after suffering a fall at today’s Murwillumbah Cup meeting.
The fall happened in Race 4 on the card where Alannah Fancourt was dislodged from her mount Je Suis Prest passing the 200m.
Fancourt was taken to hospital following the fall with doctors giving her the bad news this afternoon.
The CT scan machine at Tweed hospital is unfortunately broken so she will be admitted overnight for observation and have CT’s of her neck and brain in the morning. She is conscious, alert and seems reasonably comfortable considering the fall.
Allanah had only recently returned (October 2016) to race riding after suffering a fractured neck in a fall at Toowoomba on New Years Eve in 2015 which kept her out of the saddle for ten months.
“Lani will see a specialist in Brisbane on Monday. It will probably require surgery,” Gollan said.
Fancourt was second in the Brisbane apprentice’s premiership last season and was due to come out of her time in October.
“She was thinking about applying for an extension of time anyway but I am sure she will now ask to extend her apprenticeship,” Gollan said.
Disappointing news on jockey Alannah Fancourt after fall at Murwillumbah. Confirmed by master @tonygollan … Alannah has a broken arm.
— Andrew Bensley (@AndrewBensley) August 25, 2017