LEADING NH LADY JOCKEY SARAH GAISFORD BADLY INJURED AT EXETER
Sarah Gaisford, joint runner-up with Charlotte Tizzard to Rose Davidson for the NH Ladies Championship Title in 2005/2006, sustained serious spinal injuries at Exeter on Thursday, 20th December.
This is a stark reminder to us all of the daily risks all jockeys face, both amateur and professional, for our enjoyment.
The AJA will do everything possible to give Sarah every assistance that she may need. Thankfully we improved amateur insurance cover earlier this year which will ensure that Sarah is well looked after. Although injuries like this can never be bought, it will go a long way towards helping her making as good a recovery as possible, together with the help and support of the IJF for which we are all so grateful.
Sarah is currently in Intensive Care at THE ROYAL DEVON AND EXETER, BARRACK ROAD, EXETER. EX2 5DW. She is not allowed visitors yet apart from close family, but you can help by posting her a Get Well card at this address. Many thanks. We will update you with Sarah’s progress on this website.