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Horse racing: Australian jockey dies after emergency flight home from Singapore

Published on Apr 3, 2014 5:52 PM
 
Australian jockey Nathan Berry has died in hospital just hours after he was flown home from Singapore for treatment for an epilepsy-related illness, racing authorities said on Thursday, April 3, 2014. -- NP FILE PHOTO: JEREMY LONG

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian jockey Nathan Berry has died in hospital just hours after he was flown home from Singapore for treatment for an epilepsy-related illness, racing authorities said Thursday.

Berry, 23, had been seriously ill in hospital since he collapsed at Kranji racecourse on March 18 during a four-month riding contract in Singapore.

His death was confirmed by Racing NSW chief executive Peter V'landys.

"The entire racing industry is extremely distraught with the news of Nathan's passing," V'landys said in a statement.

 
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