After a fall during track-work at Milnerton on Saturday, jockey Keanen Steyn is in a stable condition at a local hospital.
The Sporting Post has been informed that Keanen’s mount fell and he came down heavily.
He has undergone a scan and is reportedly in a lot of pain. It is thought that he may have suffered the fracture of a verterbra in his spine, but there was no confirmation.
Keanen rode a double for the Piet Botha yard at Hollywoodbets Durbanville on 12 August. The accident comes at a shocking time as he has made a bright start this season, and is currently riding at more than four times his career win strike-rate.
Keanen joined the SA Jockey Academy in 2001, which was the same vintage intake as Gavin Lerena, Raymond Danielson, Muzi Yeni and Richard Fourie.
We wish him well!