TOP Tasmanian jockey Kelvin Sanderson has escaped from a nasty fall on AAMI Hobart Cup day with what appear to be minor injuries compared to what might have been.
Sanderson was near the rear of the field when his mount Cosmic Lady broke her shoulder near the 600-metre mark that sent Sanderson crashing to the turf.
He bounced three times before being clipped in the right thigh and shin by the eventual winner Date And Sign.
The crowd stood in stunned silence as they watched for any sign of movement from the fallen rider and fortunately he was able to sit up and make some gesture to the crowd to signal he was at least conscious.
The initial diagnosis was a corked thigh and abrasions to both shins.
Unfortunately Cosmic Lady did not survive the injury she sustained so commiserations must go to the owners and trainer Barry Campbell.
Sanderson today spoke for the first time about the incident and revealed the extent of his injuries to Tasracing’s Peter Staples.
Listen to what jockey Kelvin Sanderson had to say about the fall – CLICK HERE.