One of Britain’s leading flat jockeys, George Baker, has been released from Hospital and will continue to recover a horrific fall at St Moritz in February at a rehabilitation area as he continues to make progress on a bad head injury.
Baker was riding on the famous ice track aboard Jamie Osborne’s Boomerang Bob when the horse fell and was subsequently put down with Baker taking a terrible fall. The rest of the meeting was called off after the event in which two fellow horses were also involved in the incident – although no further injuries were sustained.
Baker, one of the nicest jockeys around, tasted his first British Classic success in September last year aboard Laura Mongan’s Harbour Law who was produced to perfection by Baker to land the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster.
Baker, who rides for a number of trainers including Roger Charlton, whose Quest For More he partnered to success in the Grade One Prix Du Cadran at Chantilly last season, has ridden 22 winners from 129 runners so far this season but now faces a spell on the sidelines, but thankfully he has avoided major injury.
The staff at The Wellington have been amazing. I arrived there on March 6 and they told my wife, Nicola, that I would be there for at least four months.
Thanks to their support, I have made really good progress, have learnt to walk again and hope to get home in the next month or so. Everybody has been so kind, I am very grateful for all the good wishes I have received and I count myself really lucky.