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Horse Racing NEWS

Horse Racing News

The horse racing community and world of Australia is up and running at full gear right now so it would be beneficial for you if we post some relevant horse racing information and horse racing results here.

You may already have heard about this incredible story but we’ll give it to you anyway. There are a lot of discussions about handicapping in the Australian horse racing world, but little of it is actually about physical handicaps.

It’s been 18 years since jockey Don Terry’s terrible accident which left him handicapped and paralysed from the waist down. According to the Sidney Morning Herald, the former brush jockey “died on the track”, after the horrific fall where he broke and fractured his ribs, his back, his skull and punctured his lungs.

He spent 8 days in a coma after that.

However, today Don Terry is able to walk again thanks to sophisticated robotic support legs that cost between $80,000-100,000.

“The more you do it the better you get at it, but the biggest problem is the balance. But it was unbelievable. To be able to be upright and look people in the eye [was amazing].”, says the former jockey who’s biggest desire was to be able to look people in the eye again without having to crane his back or look up from a wheelchair.

A truly remarkable story about a truly remarkable man with an iron will and fighter’s spirit. Thank you Don for giving us all hope.


Source: http://www.smh.com.au/sport/horseracing/paralysed-bush-jockey-don-terry-learning-to-walk-18-years-on-from-horror-fall-20150710-gi9ec3.html