Jockey dies after fall at race club meeting

A jockey has died after a fall at a race in Gore on Sunday afternoon.

Newshub understands Riverton jockey Rebecca Black fell after her horse, Point Proven, stumbled and fell. Following closely behind, Rider Terry Moseley on Misscattlecreek collided with Ms Black and Point Proven.

Mr Moseley was not seriously injured but his horse had to be euthanised.

Ms Black, 40, was a mother of three children. Newshub understands two of the children saw the accident take place.

Ms Black rode 108 winners during her career, and was well liked within the southern racing community.

The rest of the Tapanui Racing club meeting was called off after the death.

Police are yet to confirm the identity.

They were called to the scene at approximately 4:10pm, and will prepare a report for the Coroner.

WorkSafe is in attendance and is investigating the incident.

Tributes are flowing for Ms Black.

In a statement, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Chief Executive Greg Purcell said the death would be felt through out New Zealand's racing community.

that the death would be felt by the close-knit racing community throughout New Zealand. “All our thoughts are with Rebecca’s family and friends at this dreadful time.”

New Zealand Jockeys’ Association president Dave Taylor said that he and Black’s colleagues were “deeply saddened” by the tragedy.

The Australian Jockeys' Association passes its condolences to her family and friends.

Newshub. / AAP