News About: Peter Mertens

Kathy O’Hara Hoping To Return To The Races Next Week

Kathy O’Hara Hoping To Return To The Races Next Week

3 Dec, 2013

Kathy O’Hara is lucky to be alive after she suffered a nasty fall on Natch Catch in the McGrath Estate Agents Offices Handicap (1400m) but the tough jockey is hoping to return to racing next week.

Kathy O'Hara is looking forward to reuniting with Zaratone in the Razor Sharp Handicap at Royal Randwick on December …

Gauci blames new boots for Bendigo fall

Gauci blames new boots for Bendigo fall

2 Dec, 2013

Jockey Darren Gauci blamed a new set of riding boots as the reason he was dislodged from Royal Mesphisto at Bendigo on November 27.

Darren Gauci in a familiar pose riding winners. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Gauci was riding his mount hard in between horses and looked like getting to the front at …

Rodd to resume riding at Moonee Valley

Rodd to resume riding at Moonee Valley

28 Nov, 2013

Jockey Michael Rodd will be back in action at Moonee Valley on Friday night after recovering from damaged ribs he received in a track work fall last week.

Michael Rodd on Atlantic Jewel returning to the winner's stall after the Caulfield Stakes. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Rodd had to forego his rides at …

Jordan Childs back in the saddle sooner than expected

Jordan Childs back in the saddle sooner than expected

27 Nov, 2013

Apprentice jockey Jordan Childs is expected to be back riding sooner than expected after doctors ruled out surgery on his two fractured wrist he suffered in a horror fall at Hamilton on Monday.

Jordan Childs,above, riding a winner at Morhpettville, was injured in a fall at Hamilton. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

It was …

Jordan Childs to undergo surgery after Hamilton Fall

Jordan Childs to undergo surgery after Hamilton Fall

26 Nov, 2013

Apprentice Jordan Childs is set to undergo surgery in Melbourne this morning following a horror fall in the second last race of day at Hamilton yesterday.

Peter Mertens, above, and Jordan Childs sustained serous injuries in a fall at Hamilton. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Childs broke both his wrist when his mount Wantara cannoned into …

Two Jockeys in horror fall at Hamilton

Two Jockeys in horror fall at Hamilton

25 Nov, 2013

Senior jockey Peter Mertens and apprentice Jordan Childs were both taken to the local hospital after a horror fall in race seven at Hamilton today.

Peter Mertens, above, and Jordan Childs were taken to hospital after a horror fall at Hamilton. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Mertens was first to be dislodged when Leconi fell then …

Invest searching for overdue Spring riches

Invest searching for overdue Spring riches

15 Nov, 2012

Geelong trainer Heath Conners is searching for overdue Spring riches with Invest when she lines up in the Group 3 $150,000 Snowhite Maintenance Eclipse Stakes (1800m) at Sportingbet Sandown Park on Saturday.

Invest will line up in the Eclipse Stakes at Sandowm. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Conners was forced to scratched Invest last …

Schweppes Oaks Victory For Invest At Morphettville

Schweppes Oaks Victory For Invest At Morphettville

28 Apr, 2012

Invest has taken posted just her second ever race win in style by winning the Group 1 Schweppes Oaks at Morphettville.

The Dehere filly had won just one of her 12 race starts prior to today’s Schweppes Oaks, which is also known by its official name of the Australasian Oaks.

However, she quickly proved her …

Local Set To Flash Home In Launceston Cup

Local Set To Flash Home In Launceston Cup

29 Feb, 2012

Geegees Blackflash will attempt to continue his impressive winning streak in today’s Launceston Cup in Tasmania.

The five-year-old gelding will go into the race being unbeaten over his five race starts this preparation, with the most recent being the Group 3 Hobart Cup on February 12.

Geegees Blackflash has drawn barrier nine for the race …