Jockey Melanie Tyndall dies in Darwin race fall

Jockey Melanie Tyndall dies in Darwin race fall

Darwin jockey Melanie Tyndall died in a fall on Saturday.

Less than 36 hours after the death of an apprentice jockey following a trackwork fall in Victoria, another has lost their life as a result of injuries received in a race fall in the Northern Territory.

Melanie Tyndall had ridden the winner of the second race at Darwin’s Fannie Bay racecourse and was chasing a race-to-race double on outsider Restless when she came to grief.

Stabilised before paramedics took her from the racetrack to the Royal Darwin Hospital, Tyndall’s condition deteriorated and she was pronounced dead soon after.

Mikaela Claridge was killed in a trackwork accident at Cranbourne on Friday.
Mikaela Claridge was killed in a trackwork accident at Cranbourne on Friday.

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