Wellington Injured but 'Will Be Back Soon'

Kylie Wellington Hodges Photography

Apprentice jockey Kylie Wellington, who suffered a displaced tibial fracture Thursday at Fair Grounds after being unseated when her mount flipped over, confirmed her prognosis over social media.

“As many heard, I had a horse flip on me behind the gates before a race today [Feb. 29]. I have a displaced tibia fracture. It's very unfortunate but I will recover and be back soon. Thanks everyone.”

In 2024, Wellington had amassed a record of two wins and 21 on-the-board finishes overall from 68 jumps. She'd visited the winner's enclosure on seven occasions from 106 starts in her first meet at Fair Grounds, and in under a year's time since starting her riding career in May 2023, claims a record of 273-29-25-34 with $526,214 in earnings.

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