Winona Costin can’t take a trick after the former champion Kembla and Sydney apprentice was injured again in a race fall at Wellington over the weekend while leading apprentice Brock Ryan is set to undergo surgery.
Just three days after returning from a five month lay-off due to concussion, Costin was unseated shortly after the start when her mount Shudabeen bucked out of the barriers in the State Wide Sheds Wellington Boot Showcase (1100m).
Costin’s moster Patricia confirmed to Racing NSW stewards on Monday the former champion Sydney apprentice had broke both her wrists in the incident.
Costin had returned on Friday at the Kembla Classic meeting for two rides from a concussion sustained in a fall at a Kembla barrier trial last October. Reigning Kembla apprentice winner Ryan, who is indentured to Gwenda Markwell, is also set for a stint on the sidelines after coming unstuck at the same Wellington meeting.
He fell after the winning post while riding Masked Model in race five and was immediately transported to Dubbo Base Hospital where it was discovered he had suffered a fractured left clavicle.
“He is still in hospital and is going to have to undergo surgery,” Markwell’s racing manager Ross McConville confirmed to The Punt.