Jockeys lucky to escape more serious injury

Zy Nor Azman1Cambridge jockey Zy Nor Azman sidelined following a fall at Avondale on Tuesday.

“He’s battered and bruised and he was knocked out so he will have to go through the normal protocols before he rides again,” said chief stipendiary steward John Oatham.

The final event at Avondale was deemed a non-race after Nor Azman (pictured) parted company with Le Moussier following a bump from Brendan Hutton’s mount Dylan De Lago, which collapsed because of a suspected internal haemorrhage.

Hutton was able to walk away, but Nor Azman remained motionless on the track and the remaining riders were made aware of the situation and pulled their mounts up.

“I understand both jockeys were discharged from hospital last night with Brendan mainly complaining of a sore neck,” said Oatham.

— NZ Racing Desk