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RV Announces Whip Breach Penalty Guideline

To avoid confusion over national whip rule breaches, Racing Victoria has announced new penalty guidelines for flat races. Developed in consultation with the Victorian Jockeys’ Association, the guidelines come into effect at the start of the new racing season on August 1 and set out the penalties that can be imposed by stewards. While minimums[...]
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Work Behind The Scenes Keeps Racing Going

Brad Rawiller has heaped praise on the chief executive of the Victorian Jockeys’ Association Matthew Hyland for his tireless work during the coronavirus pandemic. Rawiller said without Hyland representing the 170 plus members of the VJA, there was a strong possibility racing may have ground to halt. “Matt Hyland has done an amazing job going[...]
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Weights Rise For Victorian Race Meetings

Victorian jockeys will receive some weight relief in a bid to stay healthy during the the coronavirus outbreak. Racing Victoria, after consultation with the Victorian Jockeys’ Association, announced on Wednesday that the minimum weight for all metropolitan and country races will be 56kg. The new minimum weight, a rise of 2kg for day meetings, will[...]
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Jockeys To Undergo Surgery After Falls

Two veteran Victorian jockeys will have surgery and have an extended stay on the sidelines following recent falls. Kevin Forrester will have surgery to repair a fractured pelvis after falling during trackwork at Cranbourne on Wednesday. Victorian Jockeys Association chief executive Matthew Hyland said Forrester was conscious and in a stable condition after also incurring[...]
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Stephen Brown Jr Remains In Icu

Former apprentice Stephen Brown Jr remains in intensive care in a Melbourne hospital after a fall in a jump-out at Wangaratta. Brown was was placed in an induced coma and flown to the Royal Melbourne Hospital on Wednesday after the fall. “Stephen Brown Jr remains under observation in the Intensive Care Unit at the Royal[...]
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Ex-Apprentice Remains In Coma After Fall

Former apprentice Stephen Brown Jr remains in a induced coma following a fall in a Wangaratta jump-out. The Victorian Jockeys’ Association released a statement on Thursday saying Brown remains in the intensive care unit of the Royal Melbourne Hospital. “Doctors are continuing to closely monitor his head injuries,” the VJA said. “(The) family appreciates all[...]
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Ex-Apprentice Seriously Ill After Fall

Former apprentice Stephen Brown Jr remains seriously ill following a fall in a Wangaratta jump-out. Brown was flown to Royal Melbourne Hospital in an induced coma following the fall in north-east Victoria on Wednesday. Victorian Jockeys’ Association chief executive Matthew Hyland said there were some positive signs late on Wednesday night. “When I left last[...]
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Victoria Races Back On After Jockey Death

The racing community is heading back to the track following the death of an apprentice jockey after a fall during routine trackwork a day earlier. Mikaela Claridge, 22, died from undisclosed injuries suffered when she fell from her horse during routine trackwork on Friday. Officials had called off Friday’s Pakenham race meeting after the incident[...]
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Jockey Mikaela Claridge Dies In Accident

The Australian racing community is mourning the death of apprentice jockey Mikaela Claridge during routine trackwork. The 22-year-old, who was married in March, died from undisclosed injuries in an accident at the Cranbourne training centre in southeast Melbourne on Friday morning. The centre was then closed for training and the afternoon race meeting at Pakenham[...]
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Jockey Dies In Melbourne Racecourse Fall

The racing community has been left stunned by the death of apprentice jockey Mikaela Claridge after a fall during routine trackwork in Victoria. On the verge of a successful career, Claridge, 22, died from undisclosed injuries suffered when she fell from her horse on Friday morning. Victorian Jockeys Association president Matt Hyland said it was[...]
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Jockeys Hurt In Four-Horse Fall At Sale

Apprentice jockey Chris Caserta has been airlifted to a Melbourne hospital following a four-horse fall at Sale. The fall resulted in the abandonment of the remaining five races on Wednesday’s program. Caserta was the first to fall when he parted ways with Cases Dream near the 600m. Thomas Stockdale aboard Be Amazing and Joe Bowditch[...]
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