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Geraghty (GB) out of Aintree after Downpatrick fall

Stable Jockey for Team (Nicky) Henderson

Last updated at 6:11PM, March 22 2015

"Barry Geraghty faces missing the rest of the season after suffering a hairline fracture to his left tibia in a fall at Downpatrick on Sunday.
"The 35-year-old was hurt after a crashing fall two out aboard the Edward O’Grady-trained Sailors Warn in a hurdle race.

"It was initially thought he had avoided serious injury but the fracture was last night confirmed after X-rays in a Dublin hospital. He faces up to eight weeks on the sidelines and will miss next month’s lucrative three-day Grand National meeting at Aintree.

"Geraghty has ridden in the National every year since 2000, winning it in ...

Two-time Irish Champion jockey expects to be back in time for Punchestown
Jockey Davy Russell is expected to be back in action in time for the Punchestown festival at the end of April after breaking an elbow in a bad fall at Gowran Park.

There were initial fears that the two-time Irish champion jockey had also broken a leg after the fall from front-runner Feenakilmeedy in the Brian Cody& Mares Beginners Chase.

Russell was attended to at the track before being taken to St Luke’s Accident and Emergency in Kilkenny for treatment.

"Turf Club chief medical officer Dr Adrian McGoldrick told the Racing Post: “Davy has fractured his ulna [elbow]and will have surgery on Monday. He will be out of action for four to six weeks, but should be back in time for the Punchestown festival at the end of next month.”

"Russell later tweeted: “Thanks for all the kind messages not as bad as first feared”.

Shuilamach was also brought down in the incident while Shaunas Dream was another to come to grief at the same obstacle.

Clerk of the course Paddy Graffin said: “Basically it was Davy who brought down the other horse (Shuilamach) and he took the full brunt of a horse travelling at over 30 miles an hour.
JMC: Mares Beginners Chase. In all these types of races Novice and Chase Beginners Races these racehorses all have so much to learn about racing over these big chase fences, at racing pace, with many other racehorse competitors all around them learning same. Government regulators don't bother to take account of any of these highly dangerous key facts. Government not fit for purpose, out of touch with the true and highly dangerous reality of partnering a novice racehorse in a novice beginners chase.


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