Benbow has a lucky break after fall

Jason Benbow avoided serious injury in a trackwork fall at Caulfield. Picture: Colleen Petch
Jason Benbow avoided serious injury in a trackwork fall at Caulfield. Picture: Colleen Petch

INITIAL scans have cleared jockey Jason Benbow of any fractures after a trackwork fall.

Benbow was transported to the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne after a fall at Caulfield on Tuesday morning.

"After a fall at Caulfield trackwork this morning initial scans have revealed no fractures," the Victorian Jockeys Association said. "Hopefully released from the Alfred later today."

Benbow's fall came a couple of days after fellow Victorian rider, apprentice Thomas Stockdale, broke his tibia and fibula in a barrier incident at Stony Creek races.

Stockdale had surgery on the injured leg at Traralgon Base Hospital on Sunday night.

"Talking to his mother yesterday, she said that he was talking to the doctor when he can get the pins out, and he had only just got them in," VJA chief executive Matt Hyland told RSN927 on Tuesday. "So he's a pretty keen young fella.

"It's a bit of a hiccup for him because he's been going so well, but hopefully we'll see him back in four or five months, I guess.

"It's usually somewhere between that three and five month bracket."

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