Thursday, December 5, 2019

Tag: jockey

Jockey on road to recovery after racing accident in Blackfoot left her paralyzed

Published: October 21, 2018

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Forty-five days after the accident, Nikeela Black sat in her room at Craig Hospital cataloging all she could remember.

She recalls telling the three other riders to keep their horses in their lanes right before her fourth race of the day, two wins already under her belt. After breaking from the starting gate, memories turn to flashes — yelling, screaming. Later, helicopter propellers.

‘Horseracing accident left me paralysed, but wheelchair basketball’s changed my life…’

Published: March 15, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

TEN years after a devastating horse racing injury left a him paralysed from the chest down, former jockey Wayne Burton revealed how discovering wheelchair basketball has transformed his life.

Mr Burton was just 24 when he was involved in a horse jumping accident at Exeter racecourse in 2008.

Having left Pewsey Vale School in 1999 to begin a career in the horse racing industry, Mr Burton was left reeling when he was told that he would never walk again.

Injured Manitoba jockey Alyssa Selman determined to ride again

Published: July 11, 2015

Selman thrown from horse, injured spine during race at Assiniboia Downs in June

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