All-Star Mile delayed as jockey and horse injured in third major fall

Jockey Teo Nugent is being attended to by on-course medicos at Moonee Valley’s All-Star Mile meeting after his horse Florescent Star fell, the third fall in as many weeks on a Saturday metropolitan race card in Melbourne.

Florescent Star was travelling behind the leaders when, turning into the straight, the five-year-old mare fell head first into the turf, throwing Nugent to the ground during the listed 1200-metre Abell Stakes.

Teo Nugent has been injured in a fall at Moonee Valley.Credit:Racing Photos

The Amy and Ash Yargi-trained galloper then crashed through the inside rail and laid down on the inner track, as a green screen was set up around the horrific scene.

Medicos were immediately on the scene for Nugent, who laid on the corner of the Moonee Valley straight.

The 24-year-old will be transported to hospital, and has reportedly been in and out of consciousness. The All-Star Mile meeting will be indefinitely delayed.

Last week, Jamie Kah suffered a serious concussion and Craig Williams broke a number of bones when they were brought down in the same fall at Flemington.

A week earlier, Ethan Brown was hospitalised when his horse fell in the Australian Guineas.

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