Brett Scott’s Family Thankful for Public Support

MELBOURNE, Victoria — Brett Scott’s family has expressed their heartfelt gratitude for the outpouring of supportive messages for the injured horse racing legend. On Wednesday afternoon, Scott suffered serious injuries after a racehorse kicked him at his Mornington property.

Amy Yargi is Scott’s fellow racehorse trainer and acted as the family’s representative. She spoke on behalf of the Scott family. Yargi affirmed that they feel overwhelmed with the messages they had received since the unfortunate incident. She added that Scott’s wife, Kylie and children Ethan and Tylah want to express their extreme gratefulness for their family member’s fans. 

Yargi confirmed that Scott suffered from a severe laceration over his temple where the racehorse struck him this week. After the March 3 incident, Scott got airlifted to The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne that afternoon with bleeding on his brain. Doctors attempted to stabilise the prize-winning sportsman by placing him in an induced coma. 

Today, Scott’s attending physicians will continue conducting tests to know the extent of the jumps racing legend’s bruises. According to the news posted online by racing-focused portal Racing.com, Kylie shared a Facebook update this afternoon. She relayed that her husband’s second scan in the morning was positive. Kylie said that the doctors did not believe they need to perform an operation on Scott’s fractures. 

The retired horseman’s wife confirmed that he still requires plastic surgery on his wound. Additionally, Kylie mentioned in her Facebook update that the positive news was that physicians hope to have the well-known Mornington racehorse trainer’s breathing tube removed today. 

Scott is renowned for his illustrious horse racing career. He bagged top victories in all of Australia’s significant jumps competitions. Scott achieved many of these wins in collaboration with his fellow New Zealander, John Wheeler. Between 2005 and 2007, he also partnered with Eric Musgrove-trained Karasi. Together they triumphed in three Nakayama Grand Jumps held in Japan.

In 2010, Scott ended his horse-riding career following a spinal injury caused by a fall at Yarra Valley. He then turned to racehorse training. Last spring, Scott enjoyed racehorse training success. He won the Ballarat Cup with six-year-old gelding Irish Flame, per the report posted online by Australian horse betting information and news source, Racenet. 

Zed and Fleur De L’Orient’s son is among Scott’s runners. At the time of writing, the bay-coloured Mornington racehorse has taken home $170,502 in prize money internationally. Meanwhile, in Australia, Irish Flame has brought home $528,060 in cash prize.

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