Injured apprentice makes 'slight improvement'
The condition of apprentice jockey Lachlan Fyfe has improved slightly following his dramatic fall in a barrier trial at Hawkesbury.
The 23-year-old was put into an an induced coma at Nepean Hospital on Monday morning and although he remained unconscious, the signs were hopeful.
“He is still able to breathe by himself but as a precaution he is attached to the life support machine, which is not unusual in cases like these,” a Racing NSW spokesman said.
“The doctor said Lachlan has made slight improvement and that it was not uncommon for this to be a slow process.”
Fyfe, who is indentured to leading Sydney trainer Graeme Rogerson, was riding an unraced two-year-old when the horse broke its leg about 100 metres from the winning post.
After starting his apprenticeship in Queensland, Fyfe first tried his luck in Sydney under the guidance of John O’Shea before his indentures were transferred to Rogerson.