23-year-old jockey Cherchi died after fall


Jockey Stefano Cherchi has died on the age of 23, two weeks after struggling accidents in a fall.

The Sardinian, who beforehand traveled to Britain, collapsed throughout a gathering in Canberra, Australia.

His girlfriend Brittany, daughter of legendary former jockey Kieran Fallon, got here to remain at his bedside.

“With deep disappointment, the Cherchi household broadcasts that their beloved son Stefano handed away peacefully immediately,” the New South Wales Jockeys Affiliation mentioned in a press release.

“The household is extraordinarily grateful for the love, prayers and messages despatched by the racing group around the globe.”

The rider was positioned in intensive care with critical head accidents after his mount fell throughout a race in Canberra on 20 March.

Cherchi's horse Hasim fell in an incident that concerned two different horses.

Whereas the opposite two riders and all of the horses escaped harm, Cherchi was cared for by physicians on the observe for about an hour earlier than being taken to hospital with a head harm and inside bleeding.

Cherchi, who had been an apprentice jockey with Newmarket coach Marco Botti, rode greater than 100 winners in Britain earlier than relocating to Australia at first of the yr.

Botti mentioned, “Right now is a really unhappy day for all of us however Stefano will at all times be with us. His charming character and smile won’t ever be forgotten.”

“Our ideas are with the Cherchi household and their shut buddies.”

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