brain injuries

Lorna Brooke Honoured with Race at Cheltenham

Cheltenham will honour the late Lorna Brooke on Friday's seven-race Hunter Chase Racing card. The penultimate race on the card, the Lorna Brooke Open Hunters' Chase goes off at 7.45p.m. Brooke, 37, passed away Apr. 19 as the result of a spinal injury sustained during a fall at Taunton Racecourse Apr. 18. "Lorna was a dear friend and rode for me on many occasions," said Shropshire-based Philip Rowley. "I will always be thankful to her for providing me with my first winner under Rules, which was The General Lee in...

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Brain Injuries Awareness Day Mar. 7

In support of the Brain Injury Association of America's "Brain Injury Awareness" month, jockeys across the country will be wearing blue arm bands emblazoned with "Brain Injury Awareness" Saturday, Mar. 7. "As Saturday is an important day in racing, with major stakes races across the country, it seemed a perfect time to heighten awareness of brain injuries and head trauma suffered by jockeys," said Terry Meyocks, President and CEO of the Jockeys' Guild. "Just this week, a jockey died from a head injury suffered during a race. It is a...

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