Champion jockey Jim Cassidy injured
Champion jockey Jim Cassidy has suffered severe hand injuries in a gardening accident at his Sydney home putting his spring carnival aspirations on hold.
Cassidy was trimming a hedge when the tool slipped and sliced two of his fingers.
"Jim went to the local hospital and they sent him straight to a hand surgeon," Cassidy’s manager Matt Privato said.
"He is being assessed to see what can be done.
"He is very down as you can imagine."
Cassidy had a strong book of rides at Saturday’s Epsom Handicap meeting including Bellagio Wynn in the Group One Metropolitan Handicap.
He is the regular partner of dual Group One winner Vision And Power who is heading towards next month’s Cox Plate.