From: June Horse News 2015
Toomey Passed Fit To Race
Brian Toomey looks set to return to the racetrack after being cleared fit by the British Horse racing Authority after gaining his professional jump jockeys licence again following a crashing fall at Perth back in July 2013 that left him dead for 6 seconds.
Toomey who was riding Solway Dandy suffered severe head injuries during the accident, was placed into an induced coma at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee for about two weeks and also underwent major surgery including the removal of part of his skull.
However following a long and determined road to recovery the British Horse racing Authority's Chief Medical Adviser Dr Jerry Hill has recently passed Toomey fit to race and granted him his professional jump jockey's licence once more.
The very thorough medical assessment covers aspects of both the jockeys physical fitness and ability to ride as well as mental functions also makes no allowances to any former injuries making Toomey's achievement all the more remarkable and inspiring.