Dean Holland, a longtime jockey in Australia, died Monday from accidents he sustained when he fell off a horse throughout a race, Racing Victoria mentioned. He was 34.
Holland was one among two jockeys dislodged from their horse within the opening race at Donald Racecourse in Victoria. He was nearing the end when his horse, Headingley, veered into the within rail, in keeping with Australian Broadcasting Corp.
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Paramedics rushed over to are inclined to Holland, however he died on the scene. Alana Kelly was additionally concerned within the race however was cleared of any severe accidents.
“It was a tragic accident at Donald at this time and we’re all deeply shocked and saddened that Dean has handed away because of accidents sustained within the fall,” Racing Victoria chief govt Andrew Jones mentioned in an announcement. “Dean was a gifted light-weight rider who gained over 1000 races and was extremely revered by his friends. He showcased his immense expertise on the most important stage final month when successful the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap at Flemington.
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“Dean’s passing is heartbreaking for all inside Victorian racing and the game nationally. It’s a sobering reminder of the immense bravery of our riders.”
Matt Hyland, the Victorian Jockeys Affiliation (VJA) chief govt, remembered Holland as properly.
“Dean was a much-loved member of the driving group right here in Victoria and when he traveled interstate, and his fellow riders will all be shattered on the shock news of his passing as we on the VJA are,” he mentioned.
“Along with Racing Victoria, the Jockey Help Program will probably be wrapping its arms across the driving group and will probably be working to assist Lucy and the Holland household each now and importantly into the longer term.”
Holland had 1,075 wins in his profession together with his most up-to-date coming Thursday, in keeping with Racing Victoria.
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He began racing in 2005 and picked up his first-career win in January 2006.