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Fletcher returns to the saddle after three-month lay-up | Sports

After damage took her out of the saddle for greater than three months, high feminine jockey Samantha Fletcher is scheduled to renew driving at Caymanas Park on the finish of this month.

Fletcher has been injured since March 2, struggling two fractures to the higher a part of her physique following a spill on that race day.

She fractured her left collarbone and a piece of her proper shoulder.

The accidents occurred after she fell from her mount, MAGICAL MOOD, throughout a race on March 2. The autumn precipitated one fracture and whereas she sat on the bottom, she was kicked on the shoulder by one other horse within the race.

Fletcher, who has gained six races this 12 months, mentioned she has been given the all-clear by her physician to renew her driving profession at Caymanas Park.

“I am feeling really good at the moment because I am not having any issues with the shoulder,” mentioned Fletcher.

“The doctor told me that I should start doing some light work 10 days and after that, I can go back to starting riding again,” she mentioned.

“I can start riding on the 14th of this month, but I don’t want to go out there unfit and so I will more say that it will be on the 21st of this month,” Fletcher mentioned.

That is second time, just lately, that Fletcher has been sidelined with a prolonged damage. Within the first occasion, a damaged thumb saved her out of the saddle for greater than 4 months throughout a three-horse spill.

Fletcher, who has ridden greater than 30 winners in her profession, famous that her newest damage setback has solely served to make her extra decided.

“I am just happy that I am back working horses and the reception from everyone has been good,” she mentioned.

“I am not feeling any pain and so that is wonderful because I am a very confident jockey and always strive to do my best,” Fletcher mentioned.

“I just want to win races and once I am getting the good rides from the trainers, then I think that I will be in the winner’s enclosure,” she mentioned.

Final 12 months, Fletcher turned the primary feminine jockey within the historical past of Caymanas Park as well dwelling three winners in a single race day. She is one among 4 feminine riders at Caymanas Park.

robert.bailey@gleanerjm.com

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