Thursday 19 October 2017

Race-goer in France hospitalised after horse jumps running rail

A member of the public was taken to hospital for further assessment after suffering injuries when a horse jumped a running rail at Nantes racecourse on Tuesday.

The Kenegan Deniel-ridden Fin March still had a chance of winning after jumping the last fence of the Prix Sarah Gosse, but the horse hung badly to the right and jumped the rail which separated the grandstand and the track.

Fin March fell and collided with five racegoers, four of which escaped from the incident unscathed, said French racing's ruling body, France Galop.

France Galop said another racegoer was taken to hospital for treatment, but that Deniel had escaped serious injury.

Fin March had to be put down.

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