Update on injuried jockey Hari Singh
17 Aug 2012 | Racing NSW at 2.00pm on Friday advised of an update on the condition of jockey Hari Singh who was injured during Race 7 at Tamworth on Tuesday, August 14th, when riding Blue Onyx.
Racing NSW safety officer, Maurice Logue, reported on the day: "Hari fell heavily and was transported to Tamworth Hospital. He was placed in an induced coma suffering from serious head injuries before being airlifted to John Hunter Hospital at Newcastle."
Maurice visited Hari on Friday, August 17th, and said: "Hari continues to make steady improvement, his condition has improved and he is now listed as stable. He has been moved out of the Intensive Care Unit and into a ward."
Racing NSW is endeavouring to get his wife and daughter flown out here from India. Social media came to the fore in contacting Singh's family who live in a remote village in India with no telephone.
"Hari's been in and out of consciousness," said Peter V'landys, Racing NSW's Chief Executive. "We're doing everything we can to bring his wife and daughter out to Australia. We've hired an immigration expert to fix up all the visa requirements.
"The way we actually found his wife was through Facebook. There was no telephone in that remote village in India so we had to go to social media. We also have a young lady who is an expert in Indian dialect and she has been able to communicate with the family."
Mr V'landys said he hoped Singh's wife and daughter would be cleared to fly to Australia in the next couple of days.