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The NSW Court of Appeal confirms that a professional sport is a ‘recreational activity’

Mr Goode was riding a horse named ‘Shot of the Rails’ over 1,640 metres at the Queanbeyan Racecourse. Mr Angland was a jockey riding ‘Port Gallery’ in the same race. Shortly after the start of the race, Mr Goode was thrown from his mount when it fell. As a consequence, he sustained catastrophic injuries leaving him confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

Mr Goode commenced proceedings, in the Supreme Court of NSW, against Mr Angland alleging that his loss, damage and injuries were caused by Mr Angland’s negligence or breach of duty by riding in such a manner as to cause interference to Mr Goode and his mount.

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