Australia: Veteran Trainer Bruce Purcell In Coma After Horse Kicks Him

by | 07.12.2019 | 12:31pm

Longtime Australian Thoroughbred trainer Bruce Purcell was placed in a medically induced coma Friday after being kicked in the head by a horse, the Herald-Sun reported.

The incident reportedly happened while the 76-year-old was unloading horses. He was airlifted to a Melbourne hospital.

There were more developments this week in Australian, when it was revealed that 20-year-old jockey Tahlia Hope is in intensive care with viral meningitis. Both the trainer and jockey were planning to participate at Caulfield on Saturday.

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