Silent Roar

Dwayne Dunn winning aboard Silent Roar (Image: Racing Photos)

Jockeys pay tribute to Tyndall

Just seven days earlier, Dwayne Dunn won the race that recognised the life of Mikaela Claridge and on Saturday at The Valley he was again the face of a united jockeys' tribute to Mel Tyndall, who died in a race fall last Saturday in Darwin.

At Caulfield that afternoon, the jockeys in the second race wore black armbands as a tribute for Claridge, who died in a trackwork fall at Cranbourne the previous day.

On Saturday at The Valley, riders wore blue armbands as a sign of respect for the fallen jockey who also served as a police officer.

Dunn won at The Valley on Silent Roar and then spoke of how his colleagues had been affected over the past week with the dual tragedy.

"It just goes to show, while we are in quite a big industry, we are a small family and it does affect us a lot," he said.

Jockeys throughout the country wore the blue armbands in the second race on the respective cards to commemorate the life and career of Tyndall.

"I didn't know Mel Tyndall very well but I spoke to my father (Barry) and he'd actually given her a few rides in Adelaide and he said what a wonderful person she was," Dunn said.

"She really enjoyed the horses and will be so sadly missed through the industry and the police force up in Darwin so condolences to Mel's family and all her friends."

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