Australian jockey Simone Montgomerie dies following fall in Darwin
The 26-year-old received treatment on the track from paramedics
Monday 05 August 2013
Australian jockey Simone Montgomerie has died, aged 26, after suffering fatal injuries in a fall at Fannie Bay racecourse, Darwin.
Montgomerie was riding Riahgrand in the sixth race on the Darwin Cup card but fell from from her mount in the straight.
She received treatment on the track from paramedics and was rushed to Royal Darwin Hospital in a critical condition, but she died shortly after.
The remainder of Monday's card was abandoned.
A statement from Darwin Turf Club read: "During race six today there was an accident where Simone Montgomerie was riding Riahgrand.
"Simone fell and sustained traumatic injuries.
"She was transported from the racetrack to Royal Darwin Hospital with St John Ambulance.
"Attending to her were two doctors assisted by paramedics.
"It is with great regret that we were advised by the family that Simone passed away shortly after arriving at the hospital.
"Darwin Turf Club in conjunct with the TRNT (Thoroughbred Racing of the Northern Territory) stewards agreed it was best to abandon the meeting in order to begin an investigation into this tragic event.
"There will be a full investigation, which has already been initiated by the stewards.
"The Darwin Turf Club along with the entire industry offer our deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of Ms Montgomerie."
Her father, Peter Montgomerie, trained 2005 Melbourne Cup runner-up On A Jeune.
Former British-based jockey Kerrin McEvoy said Montgomerie's death was a "tragedy".
He told http://www.news.com.au: "I'm shattered by the news. I know Simone really well, we actually did pony club together.
"My condolences go to the Montgomerie family.
"She's a beautiful girl, it's just a tragedy."
Latest in Sport
MK Dons 4 Manchester United 0: Emmanuel Frimpong and Edin Dzeko lead the jokes as the internet reacts to humiliating defeat
Paul Scholes: Manchester City were so good against Liverpool I felt like turning the television off
Manchester United transfer news: Daley Blind will only move for 'top price', say Ajax
Arsenal vs Besiktas match report: Alexis Sanchez scores only goal as Gunners survive night of nerves to qualify for Champions League
Arsenal vs Besiktas player ratings: Alexis Sanchez? Jack Wilshere? Mesut Ozil? Who was the star man at the Emirates Stadium?
- 1 Arizona shooting: Gun instructor accidentally killed by nine-year-old girl with Uzi
- 4 Homer Simpson has taken the ALS ice bucket challenge because of course he has
- 5 Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Arizona shooting: Gun instructor accidentally killed by nine-year-old girl with Uzi
Jeremy Clarkson is a cultural tumour and needs to be removed, says comedian Frankie Boyle
£40000 - £48000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package: Harrington Starr: C# Devel...
£45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package: Harrington Starr: C# Swift...
£55000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: Front-End Deve...
£30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: Graduate C# De...