Thursday 18 January 2018

Jockey Steve Drowne hospitalised after Hong Kong fall

Steve Drowne was taken to hospital for further examination following a horrible incident on Jwala in the Longines Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin on Sunday morning.

He was believed to have suffered injuries including a broken collarbone after the Robert Cowell-trained Nunthorpe winner appeared to be squeezed between horses close home, crashing to the ground and leaving Drowne needing immediate medical attention.

He was stretchered from the track but was conscious before being taken to hospital.

Sadly, Jwala, who won the Nunthorpe at York in August at odds of 40-1, suffered a fatal injury.

Cowell tweeted: "Thank you to everyone for their kind, sympathetic words. Jwala was a special racehorse - I am especially proud to have been part of her life."

The race was won in brilliant fashion by the Japanese-trained Lord Kanaloa, who beat Irish hope Sole Power by five lengths.

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