AN amateur jockey who sustained serious back injuries in a fall during the Ballinrobe races earlier this month remains in the Mater Hospital in Dublin where she is receiving treatment for his injuries.
Ballinrobe based GP, Dr Gwen Daly sustained serious back injuries as a result of a fall involving another horse and jockey at the Ballinrobe races on May 1 last. The 41-year-old mother of two was riding ‘Star of Boru’, which is trained by her husband Alan, when she was brought down by another horse in the final race of the evening.
The two horses were in a flat race and it appears the accident occurred when the two horses clipped heals as they turned onto the home straight.
Dr Daly was transferred to the Mater Hospital in Dublin where she underwent surgery for her injuries and remains in the Mater where she is currently receiving treatment.
The news of her fall and subsequent injuries shocked the concerned south Mayo community, where Dr Daly is well-known as a GP in both the Lynn Medical Centre in Cong and Clonbur Medical Centre.
The second Ballinrobe Races meeting of the year continues this evening (Tuesday) with the all national hunt card commencing at 6.05pm. The nights racing will include three hurdles, three chases and a bumper and the feature race is the Irish Stallion Farms EBF hurdle of €13,000.
Racecourse Manager, John Flannelly commented that with the good spell of weather, the ground conditions are excellent.
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