Saturday 1st July 2017

It is with great sadness that Thoroughbred Racing NT (TRNT) and the Darwin Turf Club (DTC) confirm the passing of Victorian jockey Roger Booth.

Following the second race at Fannie Bay today, and after dismounting from his mount Senor Juez, Roger experienced a cardiac event and received immediate assistance from on-course paramedics, who were able to stabilize him.

Roger was then transported by St John Ambulance to Royal Darwin Hospital where he was afforded further medical care, but despite the best efforts of the professionals at RDH, Roger passed away.

Roger had relocated to Darwin for the Darwin Cup Carnival and was based with Kyneton horseman Neil Dyer.

TRNT Chief Executive, Andrew O’Toole, said: “On behalf of the NT racing industry, I would like to extend our thoughts and heartfelt condolences to Roger’s family and friends on his passing.

“Roger was a much respected member of the racing fraternity and his sad passing will be felt by many within the industry.”

DTC Chief Executive, Keith Stacy, said: “On behalf of the Darwin Turf Club, Board and Members, we too are deeply saddened by the passing of Roger, and our sincere condolences and support is extended to Roger’s family and friends.”

The TRNT, DTC and Australian Jockeys’ Association (AJA) are working together to support the family, local racing community and industry employees at this very sad time. ENDS


Andrew O’Toole

Chief Executive TRNT, ph (0429) 092 261

Darwin Turf Club Telephone: 8923 4222 – Fax: 8923 4233 Thoroughbred Racing NT (TRNT), GPO Box 589 DARWIN NT 0801 Phone: (08) 8944 7500 Fax: (08) 8944 7533 – Email – ABN 15 688 350 211