Ex French Champion Jumps Jockey James Reveley Suffers Broken Arm

One of the most reliable jockeys in French jumps racing, James Reveley has suffered a broken arm when taking a heavy fall on Saturday in the Prix Chateau De Pau on board Liberatore.

The 2016 French Champion Jumps Jockey had to undergo an operation on the Saturday night at a local hospital but thankfully everything seemed to go to plan.

(Credit Racing Post) Keith Reveley, father of James, said on Sunday morning: "He's broken his arm but is fine and had an operation on it last night.

"I haven't spoken to James yet this morning but hopefully there were no complications."

Reveley has enjoyed lots of top class victories in France and has twice landed big wins at the top level this year. He was on board On The Go to victory in the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris in May, which for the experiened jockey was one of three victories in the race for the rider, and Master Dino in the Prix Renaud du Vivier last month.

French racing is very rarely covered in Britain unless there are British raiders going over to compete and this is only normally on the flat but France does hold some brilliant spectacles both on the flat and over the jumps and it is worth keeping an eye on in the future.