Donegal jockey Martin Harley narrowly prevented accidents to his spinal cord.
Harley suffered a sickening fall that resulted in neck fractures.
The Trentagh man moved to Brisbane in November. Whereas aboard Deferetial, the Rob Heathcote-trained horse clipped one other runner at Doomben on Wednesday.
Harley received the 2015 King’s Stand Stakes at Ascot and had ridden 5 winners since going Down Beneath.
“Martin is a global Group 1 jockey and such bloke that we would like individuals to know he is OK,” Richard Morrison, the Brisbane Racing Membership vice chairman mentioned.
“His accidents will take time to heal, however he ought to make a full restoration. They’ve achieved the total physique scan now, and there are a number of fractures, together with two neck fractures.
“There are fractures to the C0 and C1, simply on the backside of the cranium, the place it joins the neck. The most important optimistic to return out of it’s that he has escaped any spinal cord injury.”
It isn’t anticipated that the 33-year-old would require surgical procedure, however Harley faces round 4 months of inactivity.
Harley was booked to experience Alpine Edge within the $1m Magic Hundreds of thousands QTIS Open.