Fran Berry Taken To Hospital After Fall At Wolverhampton

Irish jockey Fran Berry was taken to New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton on Tuesday Night after falling in the Betway Live Casino Handicap over 1 mile 6 furlongs.

He was taken to the hospital to undergo further assessments after the rider was dismounted from the Ian Williams trained Bamako Du Chatelet with two and a half furlongs left to run in the Class 5 contest.

(Credit At The Races) Clerk of the course Fergus Cameron said: “He’s been referred to New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton with possible shoulder and back injuries, although they are not thought to be serious.”

After the race the steward did take a look into the fall but from an obvious glance no other horses or riders were involved in any wrong doing and it seemed to be just one of those things that can happen in racing and Bamako Du Chatelet got up fine after the race had finished.

The eight year old was just about to make a run round the bend for home when he veered slightly left and caught the leg of rival Pure Country which sent the horse and rider Fran Berry flying into the Tapeta.

Berry was scheduled to ride on Wednesday with opportunities on the track but will have to undergo further examinations due to the severity of his back injuries.

(Credit Racing Post) Marie King, of the Injured Jockeys’ Fund, said: “Fran suffered fractures to his back. He's in good spirits, and awaiting further tests today.”

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