Last weekend was a dramatic one for point-to-point racing, with a spate of injuries between the flags.
Leading lady rider Serena Brotherton broke her pelvis in two places in a fall at the South Wold meeting at Brocklesby Park and is currently in a stable condition at Hull Royal Infirmary.
Jamie Snowdon, who recovered from a heavy fall at Cheltenham, returned to the saddle only to suffer another tumble in the three-mile maiden at the Quantock Staghounds meeting, breaking his ankle in three places.
At Cottenham, paddock steward Chris Walton was kicked by a horse, sustaining a broken jaw and injured wrist, while rider Andrew Pennock fractured four bones in his neck and was left badly concussed after a fall.
Despite breaking his ribs and suffering a collapsed lung at Parham, Harry Fowler remained upbeat. Speaking from his hospital bed in Worthing, Harry said: “Young bones make for a speedy recovery. I’ll be back soon.”
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Read reports on all of last weekend’s point-to-point action, in the current issue of Horse & Hound (22 March, ’07)