Injured jockey Frye regains consciousness

Last updated 05:00 21/03/2014
Ashley Frye
HOSPITALISED: Jockey Ashley Frye was rushed to hospital after a fall on mount Zuleika at Ashburton left her unconscious.

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Injured jockey Ashley Frye awoke from an induced coma yesterday and continues to please doctors with her progress.

The talented apprentice has been in a coma since falling from her mount, Zulieka, at Ashburton last Friday.

Frye's partner, Matt Cropp, announced on Facebook yesterday that the 18-year-old had awoken and was "doing really well".

The news came as a relief to the racing industry in Canterbury, and further afield, as they have been on tenterhooks awaiting positive news since the accident.

Doctors are pleased with results of MRI scans taken on Monday, but the coming days are going to be critical.

"Things are looking positive, but it's going to be a slow process," Frye's father, Danny, said yesterday.

Frye also broke a collarbone and fractured vertebrae in the incident.

With 34 wins next to her name, Frye is ranked 18th on the open national premiership this season.

Zulieka, who it was discovered suffered a severe rupture in her aorta, was destroyed.

Officials in charge of Friday's meeting have embargoed footage of the incident.

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