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Stefano Cherchi, a 23-year-old jockey who rode much than 100 winners in The UK, has died arsenic a consequence of injuries sustained in a autumn from his horse.

The Italian was riding in Australia connected 20 March erstwhile his mount, Hasime, fell in The Affinity Electrical Technologies Plate astatine Canberra.

He received aesculapian curen astatine The way earlier being transferred to infirmary wherever he was recovered to person sustained a caput wounded and soul bleeding.

The New South Wales Jockeys Association posted connected X: "With heavy sadness, The Cherchi family person announced their beloved boy Stefano passed distant peacefully today.

"The family are very grateful for The love, prayers & messages sent by The racing organization crossed The world."

The mostly of Cherchi's occurrence in Britain came connected horses trained by chap Italian Marco Botti, who provided his astir caller equine in Britain astatine Chelmsford in November.

The Sardinian-born Cherchi collaborated 38 winners for Botti while in The UK, and The Newmarket handler said The jockey had been "like a son" to him.

He said: "It's conscionable devastating news for each of us. We knew it was a bad autumn and we knew things didn't look great, but you unrecorded in dream and dream for a miracle.

"Hopefully he's going to a amended spot and we will ne'er hide him - he will ever beryllium pinch us.

"His charm and his measurement of behaving pinch people, he was specified a bully guy. For me, he was a small spot for illustration a boy to beryllium honest."


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Cherchi made his British debut in 2018 and rode his first victor The pursuing April - The Botti-trained Withoutdestination astatine Wolverhampton.

He besides teamed up pinch a wide assortment of trainers, including Godolphin handler Saeed bin Suroor and Newmarket trainer Amy Murphy.

Cherchi struck golden 4 times for David Loughnane, who said connected X: "He was an absolute man and a pleasance to person known and worked with. Our thoughts and prayers are pinch his family and friends."

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In a statement, The British Horseracing Authority said it was "heartbroken" astatine The news and The "entire racing manufacture will beryllium in mourning aft The nonaccomplishment of specified a talented young man".

The Professional Jockeys Association said Cherchi was "immensely popular" and a "gifted rider" and its thoughts are pinch "his partner Brittany, his family, friends and colleagues".

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