Follow Empire of the horse races: Jockey Minarik have to fight after heavy fall

"We now need a lot of time and patience. I know that Filip is a fighter.“ The Katja Minarik said nearly two weeks ago on the state of health of her husband, wh

Follow Empire of the horse races: Jockey Minarik have to fight after heavy fall

"We now need a lot of time and patience. I know that Filip is a fighter.“ The Katja Minarik said nearly two weeks ago on the state of health of her husband, who crashed in the beginning of July, in the last horse race of the day in Mannheim hard.

the successful Rennreiter Since then is – Minarik four-time German champion jockey, and has won almost 1700 race – in the hospital. First of all, in the University hospital in Mannheim, now in a special clinic in Hannover. He has been through several surgeries to treat the severe head injuries and bone fractures. Public statements, there is not currently, the focus is on the recovery of the patient.

The public sympathy is all the bigger. The 1975 born in Prague, Minarik is considered to be one of the most popular Jockeys in Germany, especially the audience, because he understands it, to celebrate important victories like no other. Minarik comes from a Czech racing family, since 1992, he rides but in Germany, living since 20 years in Cologne and has a small daughter. Almost touchingly, he took care of for a long time in the spring, at the age of 99 years, deceased Hein Bollow. The racing legend, who won as a rider and Trainer, more than 1000 races, belonged to the family.

in Order to alleviate at least the financial pressure to run multiple fundraising campaigns to benefit Minariks. The umbrella Association of German gallop an account has been set up, the Cologne-based racing club called on during race day on Saturday to donate. Jockey Mr Patrick Gibson made the start and launched an international fundraising campaign that has collected within a short period of time, more than 105,000 euros. Donations come even from Asia, where Minarik is regularly ridden, and England. There is, for example, Frankie Dettori has called on Twitter to donate.

High price-in money

Dettori was the Star among the Jockeys on Sunday, at 162. Henkel-prize of Diana in Düsseldorf, a race that has won Minarik already twice – in 2012 and 2018, Dettori to Sunday but not. The group-I-examination over 2200 metres for three-year-old mares is after the Derby, the most valuable race in Germany, and retained, in spite of the Corona-crisis, the full funding of half a Million euros, 300,000 euros for the winner. So a lot of money also attracted strong guests from England, France and Ireland, a total of 15 horses went to the Start.

Dettori rode the John Gosden in the English centre Newmarket-trained Miss Yoda. Out of the gate, one out, he took the tip and split the race from the front well. "She is well backed out and went well," said Dettori. But in the Sand are occupied in the Transition of approximately 400 meters before the finish there was a brief moment of shock, Miss Yoda gave way to the outside. For a Moment, the Irish guest of Silence Please seemed to hold all the cards in the Hand, but the attack does not completely. In addition, the in Newmarket living Italian Dettori quickly had everything back in the handle. "You probably wanted to back in the barn, and I told her, let's do more", described the 49-Year-old with a wink to the Situation. Miss Yoda won easily by three quarters of a length in front of Zamrud and the strong Sprinter and Virginia Joy. Something back to Silence Please Fourth was California Queen.

So Diana went to the Derby on a foreign Training camp, but as is the case with the Schlenderhaner In Swoop in Hamburg also Miss Yoda is German-owned and was bred in Germany. The living in England, Georg von Opel, leaving his horses under the name of Westerberg be run, has bought the Mare as a yearling for 280,000 euros by the Gestüt Etzean.

"It is madness for us,"

"It is madness for us," said Etzean-Director Marc sun castle. "After the auction we had thought that we will see you again in Germany. In September, we offer to the yearling auction in Iffezheim is a full sister to Miss Yoda and think that we can achieve this performance a good price for you.“

Updated Date: 04 August 2020, 07:19

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