Taylor, 26, was an apprentice jockey who died after falling from her horse Red Orchid during a race at the Ashburton Racetrack on Thursday.
It’s believed that a horse made contact with her while she was on the track.
Sending our deepest condolences to family and friends of Megan Taylor who sadly passed after a race fall in NZ, also sending our best to the two other fallen riders. A sad day in racing.
— Aust. Jockeys Assoc. (@JockeysAssoc) December 15, 2022
The incident happened during a race at the local race track.
The races were then abandoned following Taylor’s death.
Racing Minister, Kian McAnulty, paid tribute to the jockey on Twitter.
He also sent his sympathies to her family and friends.