Stephen Hood remains in induced coma
Trainer Stephen Hood has been placed in an induced coma after sustaining multiple facial injuries when he was kicked in the head by a horse at Rosehill.
Hood is in Westmead Hospital and has five broken bones in his face as a result of the incident which occurred in the on-course stable area at Tuesday’s Rosehill barrier trials.
Sydney Turf Club track manager Lindsay Murphy, a good friend of the Hood family, spoke with Stephen’s father and fellow Rosehill trainer Mick Hood on Wednesday.
“He’s still in a coma and his face is still very swollen,” Murphy said.
“They can’t do anything with him until the swelling goes down so they are keeping him in the coma.
“He’s got about five broken bones in his face, his nose and cheekbone are broken.”
Hood’s best gallopers include King Rex who won the 2005 Listed Ramornie Handicap at Grafton.
By Russell Jackson