Joseph See warded after trackwork fall
Apprentice Joseph See took a tu during trackwork at Kranji yesterday morning and was sent to hospital for observation.
See (above), who will turn 32 on Thursday, was galloping the Sam Chua-trained Fahla Fahla with the Mok Zhan Lun-trained Nandowra on the right-handed Track 6 when his horse fell about 100m from the winning post on the far side of the grandstand.
He was taken conscious in an ambulance to hospital for observation.
See said he was told that there was a bit of blood clot in his brain and he felt pain on the back of his neck.
He hopes to be discharged today and expects to be out of action for a few weeks.
On the fall, he said: "The horse broke his leg and I fell and hit the track.
"At first, I felt that something was not right and I tried to pull him up but he was hard to pull up.
"Another three more strides, he just went down."
See took the fall as part and parcel of the sport.
"No choice," he said, with a laugh.
"It's just a matter of time in this line, whether you like or not. Hopefully, I will recover fast. That's the only thing I can hope for."
The amiable Singaporean has yet to ride a winner this year but enjoyed his best season last year with 21 winners, including four on the Desmond Koh-trained Southern Boss.
Fahla Fahla, who also bled, was put down.
The five-year-old chestnut American-bred gelding failed to win a race from 19 starts. His best showing was a third in his second start on June 16, 2013.