Richard Patrick Suffers Broken Collarbone as Tom Scudamore Also Injured

The three days of Cheltenham's November Trials meeting threw up a superb few days of racing with some horses to follow into the festival with some great performances by horses and jockey's.

However, there was also the other side of horse racing with some heavy falls and some injuries to jockeys to take note of. The worst of the weekend came for jockey Richard Patrick who unfortunately was brought down by another horse falling in the feature race on Saturday.

The BetVictor Gold Cup gave up a great spectacle of racing but also saw a lot of drama with only six out of the 18 horses that started the race finishing. All horses managed to rise to there feet and there has been o reports of any fatalities.

The biggest incident that took place was when Willie Boy fell four out and on his way town took with him Happy Diva and King's Socks. Patrick was on board Happy Diva and in the process of falling his agent has revealed he broke his collarbone and will be out for up to two weeks.

Tom Scudamore was in the saddle on King's Socks and he also picked up some injuries when taking the unexpected heavy fall but it could have been a lot worse and got off lightly compared to others in the field.

(Credit Racing Post) Scudamore said: I'm just battered and bruised and will probably take a couple days off, but it will be very short term.

"King's Socks was running a nice race at the time and, while he was maybe getting a little tired, I felt he would have been involved. But it wasn't to be."

The horse that caused the whole incident was the Charlie Longsdon trained Willie Boy and he came out the worst on behalf the horses in the race but Longsdon tweeted a picture of him with bandages round his head on Saturday evening and on Sunday morning he was back running around in the field of the yard.

(Credit Charlie Longsdon)

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