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Hong Kong Jockey Club

Hong Kong Jockey Club rider fighting for his life after falling from horse during early morning training run at Sha Tin Racecourse

Man suffered head injury and remains in critical condition, while police say there was nothing suspicious about fall

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 17 July, 2018, 5:51pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 17 July, 2018, 7:24pm

A Hong Kong Jockey Club work rider was fighting for his life on Tuesday after falling off a horse at Sha Tin Racecourse.

Emergency personnel were called to the racecourse on Tai Po Road shortly before 6am by a security guard, who reported the rider had come off the horse during a training ride.

The 39-year-old, surnamed Mok, suffered head injuries and was knocked unconscious, according to police.

He was taken to nearby Prince of Wales Hospital, where he remained in a critical condition. Police said initial investigation had found nothing suspicious about the fall.

“The club has contacted his family and will provide every possible assistance as needed,” a Jockey Club spokesman said.