A strapper at Geelong races on Saturday was involved in a shocking accident in which she was kicked in the face by a horse her partner trainers.
Trainer Matthew Sykes’s partner Vicki was strapping Altro Mondo when she was kicked in the head by the horse. Races were delayed whilst Vicki was taken to Geelong hospital before being flown to the Alfred.
Update on Vicki Sykes (who was kicked in the face by a horse at Geelong yesterday):
Vicki had a six-hour operation on her eye, and she has extensive damage to her nose. She is currently in intensive care at the Alfred Hospital.@RSN927 @MFelgate7 @ajbloodstock @GeelongRaceClub
— Trent Masenhelder (@tmase04) March 18, 2018
A shocking incident at Geelong races today. Trainer Matthew Sykes’ strapper/partner Vicki was kicked in the head by a horse he trains (Altro Mondo) near the wash bay. Vicki was taken to Geelong Hospital, before being flown to the Alfred.@RSN927 @ajbloodstock
— Trent Masenhelder (@tmase04) March 17, 2018