Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Riding in the Sky; One Year on from the Tragic Death of Jockey Carly-Mae Pye, We Pay Tribute

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Riding in the Sky; One Year on from the Tragic Death of Jockey Carly-Mae Pye, We Pay Tribute

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Byline: Trinette Stevens trinette.stevens@capnews.com.au

FOR the Pye family, this has been the hardest 12 months of their lives.

This time last year, the Rockhampton family had only just begun to mourn the loss of beloved sister and daughter, Carly-Mae Pye, after a fall during a jump out at Callaghan Park.

The beloved and talented horsewoman was just 26 years old.

Carly-Mae's mother, Cherie, said her daughter would always be in the family's hearts while they still struggled to come to terms with their loss.

She said Carly-Mae's siblings Emma-Rose, Daniel and Holly-Jo idolised her as their mentor, counsellor, number one supporter and loving older sister.

"Carly-Mae was a giver to the end; she gave life to others through organ donation.

"I am honoured and proud to be Carly-Mae's mum. Nothing about Carly-Mae was ordinary; she was talented, gifted, amazing and she was my world," Cherie said.

"I would give anything to go for one last walk, ride and talk with my girl. …

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