Horses killed and jockeys injured in 5 horse pile-up at Kempton

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  • Two jockeys are recovering in hospital after a 5 horse pile-up at Kempton Park that killed 2 horses.

    The accident happened at the half way stage of the 1m apprentice race on Wednesday night (30 July).

    Apprentice Jamie Jones is reported to be in a “stable condition”. He has broken three vertebrae but it is understood that he can move his legs and there is no spinal cord damage.

    Mark Coumbe has a bruised lung and arm injuries as well as two broken vertebrae. But it is also reported that he too can move his legs and there is not thought to be any spinal cord damage.

    Both jockeys were taken to St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, but Jamie has since been transferred to St George’s Hospital, Tooting.

    During the race Jamie’s mount the Steve Gollings-trained Kaballero clipped heels and brought down 4 others, including Mark’s horse Towy Girl, trained by Tony Collings.

    Racehorses Towy Girl and Gay Kelleway’s Arctic Desert died.

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