Marquand Sustains Concussion In Randwick Fall

Jockey Tom Marquand, who is riding a stint in Australia, fell off his mount due to interference in the A$2-million Inglis Millennium and sustained a concussion at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Marquand was riding trainer Annabel Neasham’s Dorothy Gail (Aus) (Capitalist {Aus}), and was unseated by a mid-race maneuver from the Josh Parr-ridden Hellish (Aus) (Hellbent {Aus}). Parr was suspended 20 meetings for the careless riding  incident.

“That was pretty horrible,” Neasham, who won the race with Learning To Fly (Aus) (Justify), told SKY Thoroughbred Central. “He [Marquand] is ok, he is sitting up, he is talking, he is holding his shoulder but he’s okay. He’s conscious, so he looks okay.”

Racing NSW later tweeted, “Tom’s CT scan of his head is clear, however he does have concussion and will be staying in hospital overnight. So far the scans on his shoulder have been clear.”

Marquand, who has ridden with success in Australia several times, was due to ride in Qatar next weekend. He had won the day’s first race, the Coolmore Pierro Plate, over 1100 metres aboard Café Millenium (Aus) (Not A Single Doubt {Aus}).

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