The Western Australian Racing Trainer’s Association (WARTA) is deeply saddened by the tragic death of Hana Dickson after an accident earlier on Saturday morning.

It is understood Hana was riding at a property in Hopeland when she may have hit a tree and was later discovered by stable foreman, Aaron Pateman.

Hana was a popular young trainer and in a tragic irony she was expected to return to racing at Belmont with Disciple after an absence of a couple of years.

The WARTA committee and their members offer their deepest and heartfelt condolences to Hana and her family at this most heartbreaking time.

WARTA President Trevor Andrews echoed the sentiment and thoughts of the racing community:

“Hana was respected by her peers after being involved in training for about ten years,” he said.
“Everybody is just so shocked.

“She died doing what she loved, but she was too young.”