Monday 25 June 2018

Belgium BEL 5

Tunisia TUN 2

REPORT

South Korea KOR 1

Mexico MEX 2

REPORT

Germany GER 2

Sweden SWE 1

REPORT

England ENG 6

Panama PAN 1

REPORT

Japan JPN 2

Senegal SEN 2

REPORT

Poland POL 0

Colombia COL 3

REPORT

Saudi Arabia SAU

Egypt EGY

Uruguay URY

Russia RUS

Spain ESP

Morocco MAR

Iran IRN

Portugal POR

Denmark DNK

France FRA

Australia AUS

Peru PER

Iceland ISL

Croatia CRO

Nigeria NGA

Argentina ARG

Mexico MEX

Sweden SWE

South Korea KOR

Germany GER

Switzerland SUI

Costa Rica CRI

Serbia SRB

Brazil BRA

Senegal SEN

Colombia COL

Japan JPN

Poland POL

Panama PAN

Tunisia TUN

England ENG

Belgium BEL

Jockey care takes 'exciting step' forward

The acquisition of a DEXA scan machine by the Irish Injured Jockeys (IIJ) has been described as a “very exciting step in the care of our riders,” according to Dr Adrian McGoldrick. Photo: Getty Images
The acquisition of a DEXA scan machine by the Irish Injured Jockeys (IIJ) has been described as a “very exciting step in the care of our riders,” according to Dr Adrian McGoldrick. Photo: Getty Images
Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

The acquisition of a DEXA scan machine by the Irish Injured Jockeys (IIJ) has been described as a "very exciting step in the care of our riders," according to Dr Adrian McGoldrick, the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Authority's chief medical officer.

The DEXA scan machine will be based at the RACE centre in Kildare town and will help the IIJ better monitor the health of jockeys, particularly around issues such as bone density and body fat.

The information gathered can also be used to "advise riders, where appropriate, to make a career change from Flat to National Hunt," according to Dr McGoldrick.

The IIJ believe the machine will help them better understand the requirements of jockeys and educate riders on nutrition and general well- being as part of a four-year study on riders' bone health.

The facility will also be open to members of the public who have a referral letter from their doctor.

Irish Independent

Sport Newsletter

The best sport action straight to your inbox every morning.

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport