A fund opened to raise money to support the young family of Mauritian champion jockey Nooresh Juglall who died from a race fall on the first day of the season is well on the way to reaching its target.
More than $37,000 of the target $50,000 has been pledged to help Jugall’s widow Chaaya and sons Aryaan, aged two and a half, and 18-month-old Ahaan.
Juglall, 29, was riding Rule Of The Night in the day’s feature race at Champ de Mars when his mount came down trying to avoid another runner. Unconscious and bleeding profusely, he was rushed to hospital where he was put on life support, but died hours later.
The director of public prosecutions in Mauritius has ordered an investigation into the incident which will include considering whether there were any issues with the track, but the racing programme has continued.
Juglall’s death was mourned not only in Mauritius, where hundreds attended his funeral, but also in South Africa, where he was twice champion apprentice, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Nathalie Fradd, who launched the GoFundMe page, said: “We have set up this fund to raise money for his boys, they will grow up without their father to guide them through life and no one will be able to replace him in their hearts.
“But we can make sure that they have enough money to get a good education and a good life like the one their father would have wanted them to have and would have given them if he was still with us.”
• Visit the GoFundMe page for the Aryaan and Ahaan Juglall Fund