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Irish jockey in induced coma after fall

June 28, 2015 • Local, Victoria,

File photo dated 13-05-2011 of jockey Eddie Creighton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday June 27, 2015. Irish rider Eddie Creighton has been placed in an induced coma after a fall at Warrnambool racecourse in Australia on Saturday. See PA story RACING Creighton. Photo credit should read David Davies/PA Wire.

Irish rider Eddie Creighton, who has been placed in an induced coma after a fall at Warrnambool racecourse on Saturday. Pic: PA Wire.

Irish rider Eddie Creighton has been placed in an induced coma after a fall at Warrnambool racecourse in Australia on Saturday.

The jockey, who won two Pattern races when formerly based in Britain, was riding The Walrus when the horse stumbled shortly after the start, unseating Creighton in the process.

He was conscious after the fall and was initially reported to have sustained a suspected broken arm and concussion, but his condition deteriorated at Warrnambool Base Hospital and he has been transferred to Melbourne for further treatment.

The father-of-two is one of a number of Irish jockeys who have moved to Australia in recent years seeking a career.

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