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Victorian jockey Juana Andreou in critical condition

Victorian jockey Juana Andreou is fighting for her life after sustaining head injuries in an accident in the stable complex at Flemington on Monday.

Andreou, 28, was critically injured when struck by a horse she was grooming.

"She is currently in intensive care at Royal Melbourne and she is in a critical condition," Victorian Jockeys' Association CEO Matt Hyland told RSN927.

"She has had two surgeries to stop the bleeding and release pressure on the brain."

The incident follows hospitalisation of Queensland apprentice Leah Kilner after a fall at Grafton on Sunday and NSW apprentice Elissa Meredith after a fall at Gunnedah on Sunday. Both remain in induced coma's, but stable conditions, in Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle respectively. 

Juana Andreou, picture Racing Photos

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