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Jockey Daiki Yanagida, who was "seriously injured" in a tragic fall during horse racing, dies

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jockey Taiki Yanagida tragically passed away in a New Zealand hospital on Tuesday. He is trampled by another horse.

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing has confirmed that his 28-year-old jockey, based in Matamata, died shortly after 8pm. Cambridge on Wednesday He suffered a serious injury during a race for his club and was admitted to Waikato Hospital.

"We extend our deepest condolences to Taiki's family: his mother Kayano, his sisters Chiaki and Ayano, and his grandmother.  We share our grief over the loss of a friendly, well-liked young man," New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing CEO Bruce Sherlock said in a statement..

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"Taiki was recently able to return home with his family for a month after a long period of being unable to return home due to COVID-19.

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General view of fields in free entry Betdaq members Apprentice Handicap Stakes. (John Walton - PA Images via Getty Images)

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According to the NZ Herald, Yanagita fell from his horse in the last race of the tournament. Then his helmet came off and he was soon rolled over by a horse and trampled by another.

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Yanagida was taken to hospital, reportedly in a coma and eventually succumbing to his injuries. He reportedly suffered brain and spinal cord injuries.

According to CBS SportsYanagida rode 162 winners. rice field.