A Hungarian jockey has tragically died at just 21 years of age after suffering a horrific fall in the middle of a race in Turkey.
Eszter Jeles, who once urged her followers not to be sad if she died while riding, passed away in hospital in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Saturday, September 18.
The Hungarian was admitted after she took a fall at the Fegentri Amateur Women's Riders World Championship Race at the Veliefendi Race Course in Istanbul on Sunday, September 5.
The incident took place when French rider Tracy Menuet and her horse, Out Of The Dark, fell during the last 1,000 metres of the race, causing Eszter and her horse, Toms, who were just behind, to be brought down.
Jockey Eszter Jeles (pictured), who once urged her followers not to be sad if she died while riding, passed away in hospital in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Saturday, September 18
Pictured: Jeles (circled) had been at the back of the pack when another horse fell in front of her, causing her to fall. She suffered head injuries and passed away 13 days later
Both women were taken to hospital, and the French rider was able to be discharged after receiving treatment.
Eszter however suffered head injuries in the fall and she underwent surgery a day after her admission.
A 13-day-long battle for her life followed. However, despite the doctors' best efforts, she eventually succumbed to her injuries.
The Jockey Club of Turkey wrote on social media: 'Hungarian lady rider Eszter Jeles fell from the horse named Toms in Fegentri World Championship Race for Lady Riders on Sunday, September 5 at the Veliefendi Racecourse in Istanbul.
'Following the accident, she was immediately taken to hospital for treatment.
'Following her health checks, she underwent an operation on Monday, September 6 and her treatment continued.
'We are deeply sorry to learn that