Injured apprentice jockey remains in coma

Top New Zealand apprentice jockey Ashley Frye remains in a serious condition in Christchurch Hospital after a fall at Ashburton on Friday.

She was aboard Zulieka in the fourth event when the Iffraaj filly fatally collapsed soon after the start of the race.

Frye was transported from Ashburton Hospital to Christchurch Hospital by helicopter and she remains in an induced coma with a fractured vertebrae and a broken collarbone.

“On behalf of all racing industry participants we are thinking of Ashley and her family at this critical time,” said New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing’s chief executive Greg Purcell.

Apprenticed to her father Danny, the eighteen-year-old Frye rode 41 winners in her first season in 2012/13 and had already posted 31 this term to top the southern apprentice table.

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