Ron Stewart back riding after fall at home

Group One-winning Queensland jockey Ron Stewart will resume riding at Eagle Farm after a three month break following a fall at his home in March.

Ronnie Stewart at his first stint in 2012. He is on the leading horse, Umhlanga in the middle.
Ronnie Stewart at his first stint in 2012. He is on the leading horse, Umhlanga in the middle. Picture: Press Photo

Multiple Group One-winning jockey Ron Stewart makes a return to race riding at Eagle Farm following a fall from a ladder at his home in March.

Stewart, 36, has been among Queensland's leading jockeys since returning from international commitments four years ago.

Sydney's champion apprentice in 2002-03, Stewart has ridden more than 700 winners in Singapore, Mauritius, Macau, South Australia, NSW and Queensland.

Stewart hasn't ridden since falling and injuring his back while trimming a tree at his home in early March.

"I suffered a few fractures and it has taken a while to get right again," said, who has been riding trackwork for a fortnight as preparation for Saturday's meeting.

He has taken a light book of rides at Eagle Farm including Zafonic Dancer and Spirit Rich for trainer Robert Heathcote.

Former NSW apprentice Wendy Peel has also completed her self-quarantine and will make her Queensland debut at Ipswich on Friday.

She has ridden 90 winners but can claim 3kg in the

provincial and metropolitan areas.


AAP