By Nicholas Godfrey
GB: Hayley Turner faces a spell on the sidelines after dislocating her collarbone in a fall at Kempton Park on Saturday night.
Britain’s most successful female jockey, who rode her second Royal Ascot winner last week with Onassis in the Sandringham Stakes, sustained the injury when her mount, the James Ferguson-trained Red Armour, suffered a fatal fall in a seven-furlong handicap on the all-weather.
After feeling sore when she got home Turner contacted the Professional Jockeys’ Association doctor Jerry Hill.
“He spoke to Kempton’s team and they guessed what might have happened to my shoulder,” said Turner, writing in her MansionBet blog.
“Jerry managed to squeeze me in to see Geoff Graham who looks after all the National Hunt guys in Cardiff,” the 37-year-old went on. “I was really lucky to get an MRI scan on Monday with him as it’s a nightmare getting anything in at the moment.
“I got the results back yesterday which confirmed I have dislocated my collarbone. I’m hoping the recovery shouldn’t take too long so hopefully I’ll be back riding soon. All in all, I feel fortunate as it could have been so much worse.”
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