Tumut races abandoned

Tumut races abandoned

Jockey Chynna Marston is stretchered away by Tumut paramedics after a heavy fall in the opening races
Jockey Chynna Marston is stretchered away by Tumut paramedics after a heavy fall in the opening races

Tumut’s Derby Day meeting has been called off following the first race after a two-horse fall.

Jockey Chynna Marston, on grey Zarababe, and fellow hoop Jason Devrimol, on Bunwina, came to grief on the back straight of the Wynyard Hotel maiden plate (1000m).

Paramedics attended and while Devrimol walked to the ambulance, Marston was unconscious when paramedics attended. She was stretchered away and has since regained consciousness.

The Snowy Hydro Southcare helicopter was tasked to take Masters to Canberra Hospital.

Devrimol was transported to Tumut Hospital, complaining of pain to his ankle.

The race was won by Sringwood Lass.

Jockeys reported Masters horse, Zarababe, slipping on the race surface, which had been subject to rain in the hours leading up to the meeting.

Jockeys and stewards subsequently met after the first race, and the meeting was abandoned.