Injured jockey Tye Angland has been flown back to Australia, two weeks after a horror fall at Sha Tin.
The Jockey Club, which has still not revealed the nature of his injuries, confirmed Angland had been moved out of the Prince of Wales Hospital on Monday morning.
“Jockey Tye Angland was cleared by doctors for travel and repatriated to Australia on Sunday evening accompanied by his wife Erin and an attending doctor,” the Jockey Club said in a statement.
“Tye arrived in Sydney this morning and was transferred to Royal North Shore Hospital.”
There were concerns over Angland’s well-being the moment he was speared headfirst into the turf after Go Beauty Go stumbled when leaving the gates in the ninth race on November 26.
Medical officers took all precautions after the incident, spending at least 10 minutes getting him into a neck brace, off the track and into the ambulance before he was whisked to hospital. He was conscious and responded throughout the ordeal.
After a host of tests and scans, he underwent lengthy surgery the following day.
His wife, Erin, released a statement through the Jockey Club on Friday, November 30, to confirm he had suffered no head injuries.
“We have a long and difficult road ahead but what I do know is that Tye is a very strong and determined person and we will fight this together as a family,” she said.
Angland, a father of three, spent four years in Hong Kong between 2010-14 and was competing at the meeting as a one-off to help the Jockey Club cover a gap on the riding roster that was depleted through injury and suspension.
The 29-year-old Angland is an 11-time Group One winner in Australia and brought his Hong Kong career tally to 140 after partnering Follow Me to victory before his fall.
Meanwhile, the Jockey Club confirmed Keith Yeung Ming-lun, who suffered an injury to his left forearm when he fell from Startling Power on December 2, has been passed fit to resume race riding.