Tragedy as horse suffers fatal injury and jockey is ‘piledrivered into ground’ in first race at Doncaster
TRAGEDY struck the first race at Doncaster when a horse suffered a fatal injury simply yards from the road.
Poor jockey Jim Crowley was ‘piledrivered’ into the bottom and taken to hospital for checks after being despatched flying off 12-1 Jadhlaan at the Cazoo St Leger competition.
Jadhlaan, who was main, stumbled yards from the ending publish in the 7f race.
Footage confirmed Crowley up on his ft after the ‘horrible incident’ and being attended to by paramedics, however a neck injury pressured him off the remainder of his rides.
Sky Sports Racing host Alex Hammond confirmed two-year-old Jadhlaan had sadly suffered a fatal injury.
Commenting on the flashpoint, pundit Luke Harvey stated it was a ‘horrible, horrible incident’ and a ‘horrible fall’.
Hammond stated: “It’s not what you expect to see in Flat racing at all.”
Fellow pundit Jason Weaver stated: “Jim is strolling however you’ll be able to inform he is defending one thing.
“He was piledrivered into the ground on good, firm ground.”
Jadhlaan travelled effectively however discovered the tempo simply an excessive amount of in a race gained by 2-1 favorite Modern Games.
It was as Jadhlaan approached the ending line that he sadly went fallacious.
William Buick made straightforward work of his rivals to scoop the £13,085 first-place prize forward of 11-4 Sed Maarib in second.
But there have been gasps from the gang as Crowley skidded over the road with Jadhlaan.
Devastated punters watching from residence commented on the horrible scenes.
One stated: “Felt absolutely sick watching Jadhlaan there. Gutted.”
A Twitter publish from one racing follower learn: “Oh Jadhlaan, that’s so sad to see.”
Another wrote: “Jadhlaan came down at the line, didn’t look nice at all. Looks to have sustained a serious injury, horrible to see.”
A fellow Twitter person commented: “Horrible scenes at the end of Doncaster.”
While one other publish learn: “All thoughts with Jim Crowley and Jadhlaan as that looked terrible crossing the line.”
Rab Havlin, who changed Crowley on 8-1 Israr, went onto win the subsequent race.