There are serious health concerns for apprentice jockey Leah Kilner after a shocking fall at Grafton on Sunday, which saw the races postponed until a later date.
Kilner was airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital following the incident in the third race, which saw her come off Stella’s Turn in the home straight.
News Corp reported Kilner was in a coma with serious spinal and head injuries.
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Her Brisbane-based boss Rob Heathcote said he had been in touch with Racing New South Wales officials following the fall and said she was going in and out of consciousness.
“She has been airlifted to Gold Coast hospital and is lapsing in and out of consciousness, that is all I have been told,” he said.
“At the end of the day, we are all wishing her the very best, we are all thinking of her.”
Kilner came off the Owen Glue-trained galloper about 75m from the winning post, after the horse fell without being interfered with.
Her father Greg is also a local Grafton trainer, with Leah riding many of his horses.
Updates will be forthcoming when available.
This article was originally published at Punters and was republished with permission.