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Jockey Brian Toomey is in intensive care after a fall in a hurdle race at Perth racecourse yesterday (Thursday 4 July).

The conditional rider suffered serious head injuries in the accident.

Brian was riding Solway Dandy, trained by Lisa Harrison, in the 5pm handicap hurdle when he fell three from home.

His injuries last night were described by as “life threatening”. He was taken to hospital in Dundee and today is reported to be in a “stable condition”.

A statement today (Friday 5 July) from the Injured Jockeys Fund read: “Following his fall at Perth, jockey Brian Toomey was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. He remains in intensive care in a stable condition and his mother and sister are both with him. It is unlikely there will a further update for 48 hours.”

Brian is attached to the yard of north Yorkshire trainer Kevin Ryan. His girlfriend, champion conditional jockey Amy Ryan, is Kevin’s daughter.