Tom Marquand suffers injury in Inglis Millennium fall

Tom Marquand
Jockey Tom Marquand suffered a nasty fall in the Inglis Millennium.

In an unfortunate set of circumstances Tom Marquand has suffered a fall in the sixth race at Randwick on Saturday afternoon.

He’s suffered a broken collarbone and a possible concussion when coming off his mount – Dorothy Gail – in the $2,000,000 Inglis Millennium.

The incident occurred around the 300m marker when trying to shift off heels of runners and get clear galloping room on the two-year-old filly, and was unable to find room when getting bumped, dislodging Marquand from his mount.

It just so happened to be on the stable mate of the Annabel Neasham-trained winner – Learning To Fly – that Marquand took the reins on, making it a sweet and sour result for the team.

It was actually trainer Annabel Neasham first on the scene to check on Marquand who was complaining of a sore shoulder while sitting up on the track.

A post-race veterinary examination on Dorothy Gail left no severe injuries on the filly, just some minor abrasions from the turf.

Tom Marquand had no such luck however as he has been taken to St Vincent hospital in the aftermath for further assessment of his injuries.

He had already produced a winner earlier in the day for John O’Shea aboard Cafe Millennium and was set to ride Wolverine in the Light Fingers in the following race to the incident.

It comes as a blow to his trip to Australia was predominantly intended to ride in the autumn carnival features heading into March and April.

However, with a likely recovery time of four to six weeks, it could spell the end of his campaign in Australia.

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