Leading female rider Hayley turner will be off the track for a decent spell of time after dislocating her collarbone in a fall that took place on Kempton on Saturday evening.
The jockey was injured when she was on board Red Armour, who suffered a nasty injury just over a furlong out in the Unibet Extra Place Offers Every Day Handicap on Saturday at Kempton.
Unfortunately the injury the horse picked up turned out to be fatal and it saw her unseated onto the all weather surface, hitting the ground and some speed.
This ended what was a superb week for Turner who managed to land her second winner at Royal Ascot, again in the Sandringham Stakes for Charlie Fellowes on board Onassis.
She is hoping for a speedy recovery but these injuries normally take time.
(Credit AtTheRaces) She said: “I was quite sore in the aftermath, so my boyfriend Nick kindly picked me up, and Jimmy Quinn drove my car home. Everyone in the weighing room was incredibly helpful, and Josie (Gordon) even ran down the track to see if I was OK.
“I got home and was still very sore, so I got on to Jerry Hill. Dr Jerry Hill is the PJA doctor and is a great help to us all whenever something like this happens.
“He spoke to Kempton’s team, and they guessed what might have happened to my shoulder. Jerry managed to squeeze me in to see Geoff Graham, who looks after all the National Hunt guys in Cardiff.
“I was really lucky to get an MRI scan on Monday with him, because it’s a nightmare getting anything in at the moment. I got the results back yesterday which confirmed I have dislocated my collarbone. The recovery shouldn’t take too long (I’m hoping), so hopefully I’ll be back riding soon.
“All in all, I feel fortunate because it could have been so much worse.”