Sam Subian hurt in barrier trial

Jockey Sam Subian suffered suspected neck and chest injuries after he fell off Silver Spoon at the barrier trials on Tuesday.

The six horses engaged in barrier trial No 5 were just a few strides over the line when the John O’Hara-trained galloper stumbled, sending his jockey crashing heavily on the Polytrack.

Conscious throughout while he was attended by the paramedics, Sam complained of neck and lower back pain. He was then fitted with a neck brace before being sent to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital where CT scans confirmed a fracture of his neck bone and fractures in his chest spine.

Further MRI scans to ascertain the extent of the injuries are currently underway. More updates will be made on Sam’s condition as they are made available.

Sam, a Group 1-winning jockey and son of former top jockey Subian Dalwee, has had a career plagued by injuries over the years, notably in 2001, 2007 and 2008 when he hurt his back, neck and leg respectively.