A race assembly has been deserted following a jockey falling to the observe.
Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Tony Allan fell following his horse, Stumpy, dropping his footing as the sphere turned onto the house straight, with simply over 300 metres to run, at Pukekura Raceway in New Plymouth on Thursday.
Stumpy, who remained on his toes, was not injured however Allan, who received the 1988 Melbourne Cup aboard Empire Rose, has suffered a suspected damaged arm.
Racing Integrity Unit (RIU) steward Darin Balcombe confirmed Stumpy had not slipped however had punched via the observe floor inflicting him to lose his footing.
He stated Allan was transferred to hospital to have x-rays on his arm.
In an announcement, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing stated the assembly was deserted “on account of an inconsistency in a single a part of the observe across the 300m level”.
The place Stumpy misplaced his footing was the world of concern, Balcombe stated.
The incident occurred in race three and following a observe inspection, the assembly was deserted.
There have been 5 races remaining on the cardboard.
NZTR stated there have been presently no plans to reschedule the assembly.