Leading jumps jockey Steven Pateman will not ride again on Tuesday’s Warrnambool meeting which includes the feature jump races the Grand Annual Steeplechase, Galleywood Hurdle and Brierly Steeplechase after suffering a horrible fall on Sir Isaac Newton in a maiden hurdle.
Pateman was riding the $2.50 favourite Sir Issac Newton who was in front when he fell at the final jump in Tuesday’s Carlton Draught Maiden Hurdle (3200m).
The jockey was ruled out of the remainder of Tuesday’s all-jumps program on the opening day of the two-day carnival and was taken to the Warrnambool hospital for further tests and observation.
Pateman was to ride Zed Em for trainer Patrick Payne in the day’s feature, the Grand Annual Steeplechase (5500m) and has been replaced by Aaron Lynch.
Sadly Sir Isaac Newton was euthanised due to the fall after the horse succumbed to a broken shoulder.
Sir Isaac Newton was an expensive purchase by Lloyd Williams to contest the Melbourne Cup and Caulfield Cup but never lived up to his European form and was later sold to new owners to race over the jumps.