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Offline westie

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O.P. « 2007-Jun-29, 06:23 PM »
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« 2008-Dec-19, 01:23 PM Reply #1 »

Another race fall this time in New Zealand, jockey Gavin McKeon is in intensive care in hospital after suffering suspected head injuries in a race fall at Otaki on Thursday.  His horse clipped heels with another and hefell to the track.  Hen was taken to Palmerston North Hospital where he was placed under sedation in the hospital's intensive care Unit.

The jockey was heavily concussed when leaving the track with suspected head injuries.

"He has been put into an induced coma for a 24 hours to access damage," Gavin's brother Todd McKeon said.

"Doctors have told us it's likely they will bring him out of it on Saturday morning and tests done thus far leave us optimistic that there is not too much damage."

McKeon, 28, was originally from Guerie near Dubbo in NSW, and he completed his apprenticeship in Brisbane before heading to New Zealand where he has risen through the ranks to become one of New Zealand’s leading riders.

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« 2008-Dec-19, 02:38 PM Reply #2 »
I hope Gavin recovers and is soon back in the saddle,he was a real fave of mine before he went across to NZ where he has continued to ride very well and I always enjoyed my conversations with him at Ippy races.Thanks to racenet for this nice photo of Gavin,

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« 2008-Dec-20, 11:06 AM Reply #3 »
iHAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING Gavin 1day and i tell ya
what a nice guy, he was a real knock about bloke with not a ounce
of crap in him, i was shocked to hear of his recent fall,
i hope he recovers etc, my thoughts are with you Gav!!!!

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« 2008-Dec-20, 04:06 PM Reply #4 »
McKeon update 20 Dec 2008
By Jeff Dore

Jockey Gavin McKeon has been in Palmerston North hospital since taking a heavy knock to the head during a race fall at the Levin Racing Club meeting at Otaki last Thursday.
Speaking from the Manawatu Racing Club meeting at Awapuni on Saturday, his manager, journalist Wally O’Hearn said McKeon has been in an induced coma and “they are bringing him out slowly today.”
McKeon also incurred a broken nose in the accident, and O’Hearn said the doctor is happy with his stable condition.

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« 2008-Dec-22, 04:19 AM Reply #5 »
Sunday, 21 December 2008

Jockey Gavin McKeon's condition is improving as he recovers from head injuries suffered in a race fall.

McKeon, an Australian who moved to New Zealand several years ago, was hurt in a three-horse fall at Otaki on Thursday and has been in an induced coma in Palmerston North Hospital.

His riding agent Wally O'Hearn told NZPA McKeon was now out of the induced coma and his condition had improved.

"His partner Emma Read was at his bedside this afternoon and he showed signs of recognising her and the others there," O'Hearn said.

"He was looking at the people talking to him and moving his arms. He's heading in the right direction now."

McKeon is best known for his association with outstanding mare Seachange.

As well as suffering bruising to his head, McKeon has a broken nose and a fractured finger tip.

Meanwhile, Sydney apprentice Lachlan Fyfe remains in a serious condition in Nepean Hospital after a fall in a barrier trial at Hawkesbury last week.

Fyfe also has head injuries.

A spate of falls in NSW over the past two weeks has decimated the jockey ranks with several senior riders including Melbourne Cup winning jockey Blake Shinn on the sidelines.

Shinn has a broken wrist which will keep him out for about six weeks while Peter Robl will be out for at least that amount of time with a broken vertebra.


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« 2008-Dec-23, 01:35 PM Reply #6 »
Mixed news on the injured jockeys front
Clinton Payne Racenet
Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Kiwi based Aussie jockey Gavin McKeon continues to make a miraculous recovery from a fall he was involved in last week but the news remains unchanged with Sydney based apprentice Lachlan Fyfe still in a coma.

McKeon came out of his induced come on Sunday after he was involved in a race fall at Otaki on Thursday.

“He’s improved a lot, he’s almost able to sit up, he’s feeding himself now,” McKeon’s brother Todd said.

“There’s nothing that stands out to us that there is any real damage to any of his brain functions.

“He’s got a long long way to go but it looks like we’ve got the old Gav back.”

McKeon was taken out of Intensive Care yesterday with a broken nose, finger and bruising to his shoulder and elbow.

“Amazingly his body is hardly marked, he’s taken the full brunt of the fall on his helmet,” McKeon said.

Meanwhile, Lachlan Fyfe remains in a coma in a Sydney hospital, eight days after he was taken off medication to allow him to regain consciousness.

Fyfe was placed in a coma after a fall at the Hawkesbury barrier trials on Monday last week.

“There’s was no change late yesterday when I spoke to the hospital,” Racing NSW Chief Steward Ray Murrihy said.

“They we’re going to put him out in a ward but he had a touch of a fever so it didn’t happen.

“He’s still in Intensive Care and hasn’t regained consciousness.”

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« 2009-Dec-30, 03:43 PM Reply #7 »
I heard he is back riding  8-).

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« 2009-Dec-30, 06:37 PM Reply #8 »
He has been back riding for I think a couple of weeks.

Has already coppped a 3 day suspension from 2nd Jan

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« 2009-Dec-31, 03:23 PM Reply #9 »
Finished a nose second on Heat Haze in the Taupo Cup at only his second ride back, Has some good rides at Ellerslie tomorrow inc Sir Slick and Spin Around. Great to see him back, good rdider and a top notch guy for an Australian.

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« 2009-Dec-31, 03:26 PM Reply #10 »
top notch guy for an Australian.


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« 2009-Dec-31, 06:40 PM Reply #11 »
Don't worry Max, Peterf has always secretly wanted to be an Aussie  :beer: