26 year old apprentice jockey Megan Taylor has died after a fall today at the Ashburton races.
Taylor was riding Red Orchid when a group of four horses fell entering a straight. Another horse made contact with her as she was on the ground. The accident happened during Race 2, and the remainder of the meet was cancelled.
It is with a very heavy heart I report that South Island apprentice jockey Megan Taylor has died after a fall in race 2 at Ashburton today. Two other jockeys involved in same fall. Heartbreaking for the racing industry and our thoughts with Megan’s family and friends
— Michael Guerin (@GuerinSports) December 15, 2022
It's the news we never EVER want. Another bright, young talent taken too soon. Our thoughts are with Megan Taylor's loved ones today, we won't forget her and the impact she had on those around her and our racing industry. Rest easy, Megan.
— The Good Oil (@GoodOilSENZ) December 15, 2022