Jockey Megan Taylor (Born 1996, age 26 years) a teenage New Zealand Horse rider, was killed in a racing accident in Ashburton.
Jockey Megan Taylor, died in a horse racing accident in New Zealand.
Megan Taylor, a young New Zealand rider, was killed in a racing fall today in Ashburton. Taylor, 26, was riding Red Orchid in the $14,000 maiden race when a four-horse collapse occurred approaching the straight and a horse made contact with her as she lay on the ground.
She was confirmed dead shortly after, with authorities summoning jockeys and informing them of the awful news. The rest of the meeting was called off. At 1.30 pm, police were summoned to the Ashburton Racecourse, according to the Herald.
According to the Herald, at least one of the other jockeys involved in the accident had minor injuries. Hato Hone St John stated they got a call concerning an incident at Ashburton Racecourse around 1.06 pm.
A spokesperson said: “We further responded to the incident with two ambulances and one operation manager. “One patient was taken to Ashburton Hospital with moderate injuries. Two other patients with minor injuries were assessed and treated at the scene.”
Taylor was just in her third riding season and had ridden 16 victories. The incident occurred barely four months after rider Taiki Yanagida died from injuries sustained in a racing accident at Cambridge in Waikato.
Racing Minister Kieran McAnulty passed on his sympathies to Taylor’s family on Twitter:
“I’m incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of jockey Megan Taylor during a race this afternoon. I want to pass on my deepest sympathies to Megan’s family and friends, and to all of those in the industry who worked alongside her and knew her.”
The Australian Jockeys’ Association said it was a “sad day in racing”. “Sending our deepest condolences to family and friends of Megan Taylor who sadly passed after a race fall in NZ, also sending our best to the two other fallen riders. A sad day in racing.” “I had spent the last couple of years working for Tim and Jonelle Price, but when my visa expired, I came home to New Zealand,” “I started looking for a trackwork rider position and luckily there was one available with John.
“ I’ve always loved working with animals, as along with my work as a groom, I also did three years in a shearing shed after I left school. “People told me I had the build to be a jockey, so I guess that is how it has turned out and thankfully riding has come pretty naturally to me.” “Loved horses my whole life, love going fast. Small, small enough to be a jockey just thought ‘this is where I want to go’.”
Jockey Megan Taylor Age, Family, Early Life
Jockey Megan Taylor Age is 26 years old at the time of her passing. She holds a New Zealand Nationality and she belongs to the white ethnicity.
Jockey Megan Taylor Career, What is her profession?
Taylor began her racing career in 2019 after returning from Europe, where she worked with New Zealand Olympic equestrian team Tim and Jonelle Price for two years.
On May 27, she won her first double at Wingatui, riding both Koputaroa and Amberecho to victory.