A top jockey killed in a sickening fall at a race in country Victoria has been remembered as a wonderful father who gave his all to provide for his growing family.
Group 1-winning jockey Dean Holland, 34, was riding Tony McEvoy gelding Headingley in the first race at Donald, 280km north-west of , when he fell on Monday.
Holland was thrown to the turf when the three-year-old gelding moved sharply to the inside rail before falling as the field turned for home at the top of the straight.
Alana Kelly and her mount Time to Rumble were then also brought down, with the full force and weight of both horses appear to land on Holland, who remained prone on the turf.
Both horses escaped uninjured and Kelly was able to walk away.
However, evdeN EvE NAKliYaT Holland was treated on the course by medical personnel, before being airlifted to a Melbourne hospital in a critical condition. He died just after 4pm.
He leaves behind wife Lucy and four children under the age of five.If you have any inquiries concerning where and the best ways to make use of Evden EvE NAkLiYAT, you could contact us at our web-page. He had three boys and a little girl, who was born just last year.
Group 1-winning jockey Dean Holland died in a race incident on Sunday, leaving behind a wife and four children under the age of five
The racing world sent messages of support to Holland’s wife Lucy (right) following his death
Holland was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition after a sickening race fall in country Victoria, and, EVdeN eVE naKliyAt tragically, has since died
Following Holland’s death, praise he gave to his wife after she gave birth to their fourth child last June re-emerged.
“We had a baby – it’s the fourth in four years, so [Lucy has] done a big job,” he told Racing.com on June 30 last year.
“We’ve got a little girl now. We’ve got three boys and a girl now, so family complete.
“My missus has done a great job, and she said to me, “Go to the races today,” cause if you hang around the hospital I’m going to do her head in anyway – so may as well be earning money.
“Mum and bubs are happy, and I’m back at work ready to make some money and buy some nappies.”
Holland won the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap on March 11 at Flemington. The star jockey has clocked up more than 1000 winners in his career
Jockey Alana Kelly (centre, pink and blue silks) was also brought down in the fall, with Holland eVDeN EvE nAKliyAt unseen under the first horse
The veteran jockey rode 1080 winners (accumulating $32.4million in prizemoney for connections) during a superb career, which includes Group 1 wins in the Newmarket Handicap in March and Australasian Oaks in Adelaide, where he cut his teeth as a rider.
Ironically, that Newmarket win on In Secret only came because superstar rider Jamie Kah was in hospital (where she remains) with a very serious head injury – and he said at the time he didn’t want to ‘yahoo’ about the win because s