Jockey Lee Newman Looking To Relaunch Career After Breaking Neck

One time Champion Apprentice Jockey Lee Newman is looking to relaunch his career as a jockey in Australia after nearly a year off the track due to breaking his neck.

Newman should be back race riding in a months time and has started riding trackwork to try and get back into the sport he loves. He is excited for what is next for him and is not letting his injury ridden past for stop him from rejuvenating his career.

The Scottish born rider has moved his career over to Australia in recent years and that is where he suffered a near life threatening injury when breaking two vertebrae in his back and one in his neck in a fall at Pinjarrah in Western Australia in January 2018.

(Credit Racing Post) The jockey said: "I thought I'd be out for just three months but I needed an operation to fuse my neck," he said. "They put a bit of metal in and a bit of my hip bone, so it's certainly strong!

"My mind and body are good and so is my weight, I'm down to 57kg and have got a few weeks to ride at 55kg."

"My fitness is coming along well. After I rode out for the first time every bit of my body was sore, apart from my neck – which is probably a good sign!"

The 37 year old also spent more than five months out of the sport back in 2017 after falling again and this time damaging his spleen and ribs.

Back in 2000 he landed the Champion Apprentices title when being under the tutelage of Richard Hannon Snr. He has had a rollercoaster ride during his career, quitting the game in 2002 due to weight issues and came back in 2010 to have a successful stint in the saddle. The following year he had the same problem with his weight and gave up again.

He will be looking to relaunch his career for the third time, in which it looks like is his last chance to make it again in the sport.

Free Bets & Offers

🙌 £20 Risk Free First Bet - Money Back in CASH! 🙌
New customers only. Minimum odds 1/5 (1.2). If you place a multiple at least one selection must meet the min odds requirement. Max £20 refund. Only deposits made using Cards or Applepay qualify. Qualifying bet must be placed and settled within 30 days of account opening. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🏆 £20 Risk Free First Bet - Money Back in CASH 🏆
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your first bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £/€20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🟢 Money Back As Bonus Up To £40 If Your First Bet Loses + £10 Casino Bonus! 🟢
New customers only. 18+, Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus. Wagering requirements: Sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), Casino 25x. Only one bonus can be used at a time, Sportsbook bonus must be wagered before using the Casino, unless the bonus has been forfeited. Bonus will expire after 7 days of opt-in.
Claim Bonus
Get up to £30 in FREE BETS! ☑️
New UK & Ireland customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £30. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Terms Apply
Claim Bonus
When The Fun Stops. Stop.