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Jockeys welfare at forefront of Cup eve event
ROSS GERAGHTY - photo by Tom Didato
As a steeplechase jockey/trainer, Forrest Kelly has had his share of spills from the back of a horse and knows what it is like to be laying on the ground waiting for medical help to arrive at the scene to tend to injuries sustained after being thrown off a mount. The Maryland resident has also seen and experienced horrific accidents involving his fellow jump jockeys and the time it takes emergency medical professionals to reach their victim. Two such incidents occurred last spring in devastating injuries to National Steeplechase Association riders Paddy Young and Kieran Norris which led Kelly and others to take up the banner for their friends and colleagues in the business.