Eaton falls, taken to hospital
Adelaide’s leading jockey Jessica Eaton has been taken to hospital for further medical attention after falling heavily at Morphettville on Saturday.
Eaton was dislodged from Pelonomena ($21) in the $105,000 Listed Port Adelaide Cup (2500m) approaching the 600-metre mark with Exalted Fire ($201), who was trailing in behind, dislodging Dom Tourneur.
Eaton walked assisted to the on-course ambulance and it is understood she is suffering from concussion and from a deep cut to a shin.
Eaton was due to have her first Group 1 ride later in the day aboard the Mick Huxtable-trained Ecumenical in the $500,000 Australasian Oaks (2000m) but was replaced by Harry Coffey who rode his first Group 1 winner in the race three years ago aboard the Darren Weir-trained Sopressa.
Racing.com reported from the track that Eaton was sitting up in the ambulance was conscious and in good spirits before she was transported to hospital.