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Thursday 27 June 2019

Ruby Walsh suffers compound fracture in horror fall at Cheltenham

Abbyssial and jockey Ruby Walsh fall during the JCB Triumph Hurdle Race during Cheltenham Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham
Abbyssial and jockey Ruby Walsh fall during the JCB Triumph Hurdle Race during Cheltenham Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham
Abbyssial and jockey Ruby Walsh fall during the JCB Triumph Hurdle Race during Cheltenham Gold Cup Day

Ruby Walsh was taken to Gloucester Hospital with an arm injury following a bad fall in the JCB Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham on Friday.

Riding Abbyssial for Willie Mullins, Walsh was leading the field over the second hurdle when taking a crunching spill, bringing down stablemate Adriana Des Mottes in the process.

Walsh was able to walk gingerly to the ambulance, but could be seen holding his arm, and after the race, which was won by Tiger Roll, Walsh's father, Ted, told Channel 4 Racing: "He's conscious and everything, but he's got an injury high up in his right arm.

"He's gone to Gloucester Hospital."

A racecourse spokesperson said: "He has a compound fracture of his right humerus. He has been taken to Gloucester for surgery."

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