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Ex-jockey not letting disability take the reins

Ex-jockey not letting disability take the reins
Mr Bakri's accident at the racetrack in 1985 left him paralysed from the waist down. The former jockey fought to rebuild his life and found his first job five years later with the help of Bizlink. He is featured in the organisation's book Brave Hearts: Stories Of Hope, Resilience, Perseverance And Love. PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

Melody Zaccheus
melodyz@sph.com.sg

In 1985, budding jockey Bakri Tubin was involved in a nasty three-horse pile-up at a racetrack in Ipoh which left him paralysed from the waist down and having to use a wheelchair for life.