Jockey falls after victory in TAB meeting at Allman Park
RACING: A fall 100 metres after winning race 1 at Allman Park this afternoon was a bittersweet moment for jockey Sally Sweeney.
While she wasn't badly injured, Sweeney hit the turf after steering the Rex Lipp-trained Victory Dance to a win in the Warwick Vet Clinic QTIS Three-Year-Old Maiden Handicap over 1100m.
Straight after winning, Victory Dance headed towards the outside of the track dislodging his jockey before going through the running rail and being caught in a house yard opposite the racecourse.
Warwick Turf Club president Phil Grant said Sweeney was suffering from lower back pain when taken by ambulance to Warwick Hospital to be checked out after the fall.
"The feedback on the meeting is good,” he said.
Lipp was represented by Roger Milne on a day Warwick had seven TAB races which were televised nationally.
Milne said he was confident Victory Dance would run well.
"Victory Dance is a real trier and is only learning. He was in front in the straight, was then headed but fought back to win. It was a great ride by Sally,” Milne said.
Milne came to Warwick with two horses and also had a third with Rejuvenate in the Blue Chip Accounting Maiden Handicap over 1200m.
The race was won by one of the top jockeys from Brisbane, James Orman, riding Limbo Star.
Warwick trainer Norm Hilton won race 3, the Gross Wholesale Meats Fillies and Mares BenchMark 58 Handicap, over 1200m, with Had Me At Hello. John W Collins trained Starwood to a victory in Southern Downs Ag race 5 with Len Bryant's Felix third.
Former Warwick and now Ballina trainer Steven Hardy won the Grove Juice Class 1 Handicap with Collins Creek.