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Kah awakens from sedation

Kah awakens from sedation

An agonising 48-hour period for the Australian racing community ended on Monday evening as news emerged of leading jockey Jamie Kah awakening in a Melbourne hospital.

Victorian Jockeys’ Association chief executive Matthew Hyland issued an update to media at 6:54pm (AEDT) advising of the extremely positive development.

“I am pleased to confirm that Jamie Kah is now awake and communicating with family,” Hyland said.

Kah had been under sedation at the Royal Melbourne Hospital since falling from Flyball at the 1000-metre mark of the $300,000 G2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on Saturday afternoon.

Kah was in and out of consciousness for some time after the fall, suffering heavy concussion.

Doctors sedated Kah and performed two brain scans on the 27-year-old, locating no swelling or bleeding to her brain.

Kah was one of two riders to fall in the VRC Sires’ Produce with fellow jockey Craig Williams set to undergo surgery on his broken right collarbone at the Epworth Hospital on Tuesday.