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OLIVER TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER FALL

Champion jockey Damien Oliver was taken to hospital on Thursday after an incident at Warrnambool racecourse barriers led to the Victorian hoop requiring extensive and precautionary scans on his neck.

Jockey Damien Oliver taken to hospital after fall

It’s a rare sight to see Damien Oliver ride at the Western Victorian racecourse outside of the May Carnival but the veteran hoop sustained injury just before the last race when his ride, Ethekwini trained by Danny O'Brien, played up in the gates.

Ethekwini was ultimately scratched from the race and was unharmed after the incident.

At the time of the accident Oliver was attended to by paramedics before being loaded into an ambulance and taken to a local hospital for further treatment.

The Victorian Jockeys’ Association issued an update on Oliver’s situation later on Thursday.

“After an incident in the barriers at Warrnambool, Damien Oliver is off to hospital for precautionary scans on his neck,” the VJA reported.

Earlier in the day the trusted hoop had completed three rides at Warrnambool aboard three Rosemont Stud-owned horses for Danny O’Brien and Anthony and Sam Freedman.

Unfortunately for Oliver, despite all three runners being fancied in the market, only Sconaero could manage a third placing. 

The fall will almost certainly rule Oliver out of action for the upcoming weekend card at Caulfield where the champion jockey had been down to ride 5 runners including returning Group 2 winner Paulele for Godolphin.

Jockey Damien Oliver currently sits 2nd in the order for the Victorian Metro Jockeys Premiership with 33 wins. Fellow hoop Jye McNeil currently leads the chase for the Scobie Breasley medal with 39 wins in metropolitan meetings. 

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