Again, I rise - Jockey upbeat after fall at Caymanas Park

September 15, 2020
Jockey Natalie Berger (left) is carried away by a medical personnel after she was flung from her horse at Caymanas Park on Thursday, August 6, 2020.
Jockey Natalie Berger (left) is carried away by a medical personnel after she was flung from her horse at Caymanas Park on Thursday, August 6, 2020.

Despite suffering her third fall in more than a year, jockey Natalie Berger says she has no plans of giving up on her craft anything soon.

Berger, who is yet to visit the winners enclosure this year, fell from TEA TIME at the start of race five at Caymanas Park on Sunday.

She had a similar fall in December, which kept her out of the saddle for almost five months.

"I am good right now because the worst fall that I had was in December and this was a minor drop on Sunday," she said.

"My horse clipped the heal of another after I got bounced from another horse and that is how I fell."

Berger, 27 years old, has been riding for over five years and has recorded 18 career wins.

" I only won one race last year and this never stopped me from continue working hard, so I am doing the same this year," she said.

"My plan is to just stay focused and determined because one day I must get the good rides as the world wasn't built in one day."

She said that she has been working very hard in the mornings to improve her craft and this has been paying off because she has been getting more rides on race days.

"I am 100 per cent determined, so I just have to work hard and stay focused, which is what I am doing right now," she said.

"When I resumed riding after the fall, I wasn't getting many rides, but lately I have been getting the rides. They may not be 100 per cent, but I am grateful for them same way."

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