Jamie Kah's partner shares positive update after jockey's awful race fall

The Aussie jockey was hospitalised after a horror fall during a race at Flemington on Saturday.

Jamie Kah, pictured here after she was hospitalised following the shocking fall at Flemington.
Jamie Kah was hospitalised after the shocking fall at Flemington. Image: Getty/Channel 7

Jamie Kah's partner Ben Melham has shared a positive update on the star jockey's condition after she was injured in a horror fall at Flemington on Saturday. Kah and Craig Williams - two of the leading jockeys in Australian horse racing - were both thrown from their mounts in the incident in the Group 2 Sires’ Produce Stakes.

Kah and Williams were both hospitalised after Kah's horse Flyball clipped the heels of eventual winner Veight, sending her spearing into the turf. Williams also came off Dubenenko in the mayhem that ensued, suffering a broken clavicle, two fractured ribs and a damaged finger.

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Williams was discharged from hospital on Sunday, but Kah remains there and has been heavily sedated after she was knocked unconscious. Thankfully, Kah's partner and fellow jockey Melham revealed on Monday that she hasn't suffered any significant brain injuries or skull fractures.

“A second precautionary scan on Jamie reiterated the results of the initial scan indicating that there is no swelling, bleeding or fractures,” Melham posted on social media. “She remains heavily sedated to allow her brain to rest, Drs will reduce sedation as they see fit.

"She is in a stable condition. Her family appreciates the love and support during this stressful time however their primary focus is on nursing Jamie back to good health.”

Victorian Jockeys’ Association boss Matt Hyland said Kah’s fall was “pretty severe”. “Both riders have suffered a head knock, particularly Jamie,” Hyland said. “She was unconscious for a period of time but thankfully is conscious now. It appears as though everything else seems OK.”

Jamie Kah, pictured here falling from her horse.
Jamie Kah was left unconscious after falling from her horse. Image: Channel 7

Melham rode Sirileo Miss to victory in the following race on Saturday before he left the track to be with Kah in hospital. He still had two more rides left on his schedule for the day, but decided not to complete them.

“I’m going to put the cue in the rack for the day and just make sure she is all right,” he said. “It’s just a reminder of how dangerous the job can be, the last week or so. But right now winners are not important as long as everyone is OK.”

Melham has since flown to Adelaide to ride Persan in the Group 2 $300,000 Adelaide Cup. Kah was initially meant to ride Persan instead.

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Williams posted on Sunday night: "Thank you for the overwhelming support and kind messages that I’ve received in the last 24 hours. Heading home to my family now and I will return to the Epworth Hospital for surgery on my right clavicle on Tuesday."

He also told News Corp: "I haven't been in much pain, just a little bit of discomfort. It's lovely to get so many messages of support, love and prayers, and I'm on the way home to spend time with the family.

"Every message I get in support of my situation is also a prayer and thought to Jamie. It is a dangerous sport and occupation and unfortunately these things do happen, but luckily we've got support and the right people around."

Fans have also been sending their well-wishes to Kah on social media.

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