Fatal fall casts shadow over Silver Shadow Stakes

Jockey Brenton Avdulla was taken to hospital after being knocked unconscious when his mount Xtremetime crashed to the turf in the Silver Shadow Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

The early report from the course was that a concussion was the only injury the fallen rider suffered.

Brenton Avdulla was dislodged from his mount which fell over the concluding stages of R6 at Randwick today. Brenton was unconscious after the fall and has since regained consciousness. He has been transported to St Vincent's Hospital with a concussion and no other injuries

Stewards opened an inquiry into the incident which happened approaching the 100m mark.

It was adjourned without taking any evidence due to Avdulla being unable to be present.

The video footage showed, Xtremetime, which had been travelling behind the pacesetter Glistening, was pushed back into a pocket when attempting to secure a run to the outside of the tiring leader.

Xtremetime then appeared to clip the heels of the improving Jamaea before coming to grief.

Brenton Avdulla receives attention after the fall. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

The John Thompson-trained filly suffered a significant injury to her near shoulder region in the incident and was euthanased.

The race was won by the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Swift Witness ($7.50), defeating Latino Blend ($21) by a long neck with another half-neck back to the favourite Four Moves Ahead ($2.50) in third.

Meanwhile, Rachel King avoided serious injury but was stood down for the remainder of the day after she parted company with Brandenberg inside the final 100m of the Group 1 Winx Stakes.

The John Sargent-trained galloper faultered in the closing stages and suffered a near fore lower leg injury. He too had to be euthanased due to his injuries.

Originally published asFatal fall mars Silver Shadow Stakes

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