Jockey Nooresh Juglall has passed away following a horrific incident at Champ De Mars Racecourse in Mauritius on Saturday afternoon. Friends at Juglall’s bedside in a Port Louis hospital confirmed that he died just after 8pm. He was 29 years old.
The video replay of Race 7 shows that Juglall’s mount, Rule The Night, the backmarker in a six-horse field, appears to jump the road over the track in the 990m Gr3 Noble Salute Cup, then clips the heels of Golden Tractor (Benny Woodworth) right in front of him.
Woodworth fell free and away from danger when both horses came down, but Rule The Night rolled over Juglall, who was alreadty unconcious when medics got to him, and rushed to hospital.
Juglall rose to prominence in South Africa when he won the 2013 Triple Tiara on Cherry On The Top. He also rode successfully in Singapore for several years.
We extend our heartfelt sympathies to his family and friends.