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NZ's top horse trainer Stephen McKee has ordered $ 370,000 to be paid to young paralyzed rider Sofia Malthus



One of New Zealand's best racehorse trainers has been fined and ordered to pay more than $ 370,000 in damages after a young, ambitious jockey was left tetraplegic.

In 2016, Sofia Malthus was left paralyzed after the then 19-year-old got off a horse in one of Stephen McKee's stables near Ardmore in Auckland.

A 31-year-old trainer pleaded guilty earlier this year to one charge of exposing a person to serious injury or death following an investigation into WorkSafe NZ.

He was sentenced in Auckland District Court by Judge Noel on Friday afternoon


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