Amateur Jockey Eszter Jeles Succumbs To Injuries Suffered In Istanbul Race

Amateur jockey Eszter Jeles, 21, succumbed after 13 days in the hospital to injuries suffered during a race at Veliefendi Racecourse in Istanbul, Turkey on Sept. 5, reports the Irish Daily Mirror.

Jeles, a native of Hungary, was fell from her mount Toms during the Fegentri Amateur Women’s Riders World Championship. She was sent to the hospital, but severe head injuries claimed her life after 13 days of treatment.

The Jockey Club of Turkey released the following statement:

“Hungarian lady rider Eszter Jeles fell from the horse named Toms in Fegentri World Championship Race for Lady Riders on Sunday, Sept. 5 at the Veliefendi Racecourse in Istanbul. Following the accident, she was immediately taken to hospital for treatment. Following her health checks, she underwent an operation on Monday, Sept. 6 and her treatment continued. We are deeply sorry to learn that Eszter Jeles lost her 13-day struggle to survive and lost her life despite all efforts of the medical teams since the first day. We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Jeles family and her loved ones.

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