Horse crosses finishing line after jockey falls in fifth race at Sha Tin Racecourse

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14th April 2024 – (Hong Kong) At Sha Tin Racecourse today a horse named “Lucky Quality” surged to victory without its rider in the fifth race of the day, spanning 1200 metres. The incident unfolded moments after the race began, leading to jockey K.H. Chan being unseated.

The race began with typical excitement but quickly veered into the unexpected when Chan, aboard “Lucky Quality”, fell from his mount as the gates opened. Despite the absence of guidance, the horse, seemingly undeterred, continued to gallop along the track, ultimately crossing the finish line ahead of its competitors.

Medical assessments later revealed that Chan suffered rib fractures due to the fall, rendering him unable to compete in upcoming races this Wednesday. Meanwhile, “Lucky Quality” appeared to be unharmed by the incident.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club, responding to inquiries, confirmed the details of the mishap and assured that both the horse’s well-being and the condition of the jockey were being closely monitored. The club’s spokesperson highlighted the rarity of such occurrences and confirmed that all safety protocols had been in place during the event.