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Anthony Out Of Surgery

Anthony Delpech Update

Anthony Delpech (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

There has been deep concern for SA Champion Jockey Anthony Delpech following his harrowing fall in the SA Classic at Turffontein on Saturday, 7 April 2018.

On Monday, 9 April, medical investigation found that Anthony had suffered disc herniation and a damaged spinal cord and surgery was scheduled for Tuesday, 10 April 2018.

Late on Tuesday evening, agent Deez Dyanand issued an official update stating that Anthony had been successfully operated on this afternoon and is being monitored in ICU.

He added, “Candice confirms that he’s comfortable and the early reports that she’s received from the doctors are positive.”

We continue to keep Anthony and his family in our thoughts and wish Anthony the very best for a speedy recovery.

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18 comments on “Anthony Out Of Surgery

  1. Barry Irwin says:

    Wishing him the best. He is a rare and graceful human being and one helluva beautiful rider. It is a pleasure to watch him on horseback and even better to have him ride for you.

    1. Fully agree with these comments by Mr. Irwin. Delpech is a credit to South African Racing, always straight spoken and has a quietly elegant approach to all he does.

      1. Candice says:

        thanks you for your beautiful message Gail.He and all our jockeys deserved better care.Ant is lucky to be alive and not a quadriplegic and the way he was treated from the moment he fell has been a disgrace.He has given his life to Racing in this country and all we expect is trauma medics or a doctor on course so if and when our boys fall they get the best care ever.We all know how dangerous this game is so they need to be ready when these things happen.It starts from the race course medics.If Ant was treated by the trauma guys as he fell he would have been operated on earlier and sent to icu on arrival.Are they going to wait for a jockey to die before they do anything.Our chairman has been asking for over 15 years but it all falls on deaf ears. I will let Ant read your beautiful message soon.Thank you for all your love And support it really means a lot to our family xx

    2. Candice says:

      Appreciate your message.He is recovering daily

    3. Candice says:

      thank you for your kind words Barry.Ant is doing better everyday.Our family appreciate your love and support for Ant x

  2. Suren says:

    I saw the race on television. I held my breath to see you tumble off Majestic Mambo. Glad to see that your operation was a success. Hope to see you back on the saddle and see the champ in you.

    1. Candice says:

      thank you Suren he is receiving like a champ.He will be back he just needs a lot of time.Our family appreciate your support xx

  3. Nikeair says:

    Classic flag , Greys inn , Bold Silvano ,Igugu , get well soon champ so you ride another July winner

    1. Candice says:

      thank you Nikeair.Ant is improving everyday.Hopefully he can ride another July winner soon.He is strong and with all our love and that of his racing fans,he will get though this.Your message means so much to us x

  4. Dillon says:

    You have got nothing to prove to anyone , you the greatest that this country as produced no offense to muis Roberts, I think you should think about your family and give it up cz I don’t think il make it to see anything happen to you again , you have changed my life n if not for you winning with here to win on July day I might not even be alive today , riding should be the last thing on your mind just think about your health and if you meant to ride again then let it happen in time ….best wishes and a speedy recovery

    1. Candice says:

      thank you so much Dillion.Such a lovely message.You are so right.He will take his time as it’s going to be a long road ahead.He is improving everyday.Your message mean so much to our family.

  5. Hennie Van Zyl says:

    Get well soon champ and god bless

    1. Candice says:

      thank you Hennie we appreciate all your support.Ant is doing okay and improving everyday

  6. Melvin says:

    Get well soon Bonji..Miss u lots…hate to see your name being replaced on the Card. Take your time and come back stronger. All Racing Fans miss you.

    1. Candice says:

      Thank you Melvin,Ant is recovering nicely.He just needs time.He is getting stronger everyday.I will show him your message soon but please know our family really appreciate your love and support. X

  7. Robert says:

    Anthony, wishing you all the very best for a speedy recovery. You definitely have nothing to prove, especially as the current SA champion jockey. I think what I admire most about Anthony is, after winning any race, a Maiden plate or a Grade 1, he thanks everyone involved, trainer/owner/sponsor etc. He is also willing to comment on his forthcoming rides, which is what some top riders often neglect to do. This proves that he is humble and shows respect to all. A true legend of the horseracing community.
    Get well soon!

  8. Get well soon bonj u are an icon in racing the best we ever had u are a true and honest rider as we can get always giving the public good feedback and always happy go lucky. PS in our watts up group wid 3 of my other friends our names are registered as jockeys my friend who is bonj is actually depressed and has not spoken since ur injury so please make an excellent recovery and get well soon. Ride him bonj

  9. Damien says:

    I really hope Anthony is doing well. I follow him from Australia watching all his races late at night here and hope above all else that he is healthy and lives a long and happy life with his family. Best wishes!

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