Talented rider rewarded with Stradbroke ride
It was great to see jockey Tegan Harrison doing what she does best at the Sunshine Coast last Friday night – riding winners.
Tegan returned to the saddle after a terrible race fall at Doomben last October.
She suffered multiple injuries fracturing five vertebrae, her sternum and ribs as well as suffering a concussion when her mount was one of several to fall.
Tegan is one of Ontrack’s go-to jockeys in Queensland and in recent times, together with Michael Cahill, Ryan Maloney and Ronnie Stewart. Like all riders, they have had their share of injuries.
Michael Cahill recently had an extended break after breaking a foot, Ryan Maloney also suffered significant injuries last year whilst Ronnie Stewart is preparing to return to racing after surgery on a back complaint.
It never hurts to stop sometimes and remember the risks all jockeys take when they head out to ride our horses in trackwork, trials and race days.
Tegan Harrison worked long and hard to recover from her injuries and it was great to see her rewarded with a win on her first night back.
She’s a very good jockey and her love for the horse is unquestionable so Ontrack salutes Tegan and wishes her every success for the future.
It would be great to see her rewarded for all the hard work when she takes the ride on Bam’s On Fire for Melbourne trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace in tomorrow’s Group One Stradbroke Handicap.