Jockey Sairyn Fawke’s injuries from Saturday are extensive
A BRISBANE jockey, who was airlifted to Royal Brisbane Hospital on Saturday night after he fell off his horse during the Rockhampton Cup race, is in a stable condition.
The jockey - apprentice rider Sairyn Fawke - fell off his horse Power Ranger at the 900m mark of the Rockhampton Cup race on Saturday afternoon, after his horse "blundered" and fell.
Fawke at the time was conscious but was in a lot of discomfort.
National Jockeys Trust health and safety officer Kevin Ring yesterday said Fawke's injuries were extensive.
Mr Ring said Fawke was out of the intensive care unit and was responding well.
Racing Queensland spokesman Luke Collins said on Sunday morning, he found out Fawke had a suspected punctured lung, a fractured skull and a bleed on the brain.
He further said Fawke yesterday did not need any operations.
A Racing Queensland official said Fawke's horse Power Ranger was trailing the leaders when it fell.
The horses immediately behind Power Ranger managed to avoid the fallen horse but runners back in the field were not so fortunate.
Power Ranger first made contact with the horse Choice Bro, whose rider Adrian Coome fell off his saddle. Brad Stewart on the horse Vanquished was also unable to steer clear of the obstacle and fell.
Coome complained of arm pain. Stewart had sustained injuries to a finger.