Brereton fall inquiry on Friday

An inquiry into the race fall in which jockey Danny Brereton suffered serious injuries will be held on Friday.

Racing Victoria stewards will inquire into an incident in the Mitchell McKenzie Stakes at Moonee Valley on August 21 in which Brereton’s mount Marquee Player fell while fellow jockey Nick Hall was dislodged from his mount Hollowlea.

Brereton, 45, suffered multiple injuries including spinal cord damage and a ruptured aorta in the fall.

Because of the complex nature of his back injury, specialists were originally unable to tell him if he he had any chance of walking again.

But while he won’t ride again, Brereton is making good progress in his bid to walk again, Victorian Jockeys Association chief executive Des O’Keeffe said.

He is continuing intensive rehabilitation work in a Melbourne hospital.