Mansour airlifted to hospital

Jockey Donavan Mansour was airlifted to hospital on Wednesday, following an incident in the starting gates in race two at Te Aroha.

The 34-year-old was aboard first-starter, Lets Roc, for trainer Karen Fursdon, when the mare reared and flipped in the starting stalls.

Mansour has made a good impression since relocating from South Africa and has ridden 11 winners this season, on the back of 29 wins last season. He also rode Vigor Winner to win the Gr.3 Cambridge Breeders' Stakes (1200m) and Helena Baby to win the Listed Opunake Cup (1400m).

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