Tim Clark has replaced Luke Currie on Hanseatic, the favourite for the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield today, after Currie suffered back injuries last night at The Valley. Currie was conscious but placed in a neck brace and put into an ambulance after he was tossed from Yulong June metres after the finishing line, after it ran third in the final race behind the favourite Leiter.
Matt Hyland updates Andrew Bensley on Currie's condition.
Matt Hyland from Vic Jockeys Association reports jockey Luke Currie has a suspected fractured vertebrae C7 and 2 fractured ribs.— Andrew Bensley (@AndrewBensley) February 21, 2020
Replacements to come including Hanseatic at Caulfield.
Comfortable and talking.
Jockey Luke Currie currently remains in Hospital after a fall in the last race near the winning post at Moonee Valley last night.— Andrew Bensley (@AndrewBensley) February 21, 2020
Victorian Jockeys Association will update over the next 30/45mins. Was taken to hospital for observation around concussion.