Thursday 17 August 2017

Turner breaks ankle in fall

RACING

Hayley Turner faces an uncertain spell on the sidelines after suffering a broken ankle in a fall at Bath yesterday.

It was initially thought Turner had escaped serious injury following the incident, where she was unseated on the way to the start.

Turner was going to post aboard Rose Aurora for Marcus Tregoning when the filly appeared to jink in front of the stands rail, rearing up and landing on the dual Group One-winning rider.

Turner was believed to have suffered just bruising, but later went to hospital for X-rays, tweeting: "Ouch!! Im thinking its just badly bruised, on my way to the hospital to double check, gutted I didn't wax my legs before I came racing."

The leading female jockey has been enjoying her most successful spell, riding her first two Group One winners on Dream Ahead in the July Cup and Margot Did in the Nunthorpe this season.

ROWING

Ireland's lightweight women's double missed the cut at yesterday's racing at the World Championships in Slovenia, WRITES Robert Treharne Jones.

Siobhan McCrohan and Sarah Lambe of UCD needed to finish first or second to stay in the competition. The race was led by Australians Alice Macnamara and Hannah Every-Hall.

But as Jo Hammond and Evo Geentjens of Belgium pushed on in second, the Irish found themselves struggling to stay ahead of fourth-placed France.

SAILING

Breezy conditions and brilliant sunshine graced Schull yesterday for the opening round-robin series of the ISAF Team Racing World Championships.

Last year's champions, the USA, opened solidly, losing just one of their 12 races to Britain.

Ireland fielded three teams of six crew in both the senior and youth events. A scoring-record of almost 55pc saw Ireland 1 draw level with last year's Youth champions Australia for the main title event in fifth place.

Irish Independent

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