Jockey Dean Holland has died after a fall at Donald racecourse in Australia.
Holland, 34, fell when his mount Headingley, who was racing in second place, veered in sharply and crashed by means of the within rail and in doing so, introduced down Alana Kelly’s mount Time To Rumble. Kelly was unhurt within the incident.
Racing Victoria chief government Andrew Jones mentioned: “On behalf of the Victorian racing trade, I wish to prolong our prayers and heartfelt condolences to Dean’s companion Lucy, his kids, his household, mates and colleagues on the extremely unhappy information of his passing.
“It was a tragic accident at Donald in the present day and we’re all deeply shocked and saddened that Dean has handed away because of accidents sustained within the fall.
“Dean was a gifted light-weight rider who received over 1000 races and was extremely revered by his friends. He showcased his immense expertise on the most important stage final month when successful the Group One Newmarket Handicap at Flemington.
“Dean’s passing is heartbreaking for all inside Victorian racing and the game nationally. It’s a sobering reminder of the immense bravery of our riders.”
In a press release, Victoria Police mentioned: “Police will put together a report for the coroner following the demise of a jockey in Donald on 24 April.
“The male was driving in a race at a observe on Racecourse Street when he fell round 1.30pm. He was labored on by paramedics however sadly died on the scene. The demise just isn’t being handled as suspicious.”
The rest of the assembly at Donald was deserted.
Holland’s driving profession started in 2005 and he went on to experience greater than 1075 profession winners with these victories predominantly coming in Victoria and South Australia, together with the Northern Territory and Tasmania.
He received his first Group One race within the 2010 Schweppes Oaks at Morphettville aboard Small Minds, earlier than claiming his second aboard In Secret within the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington final month.