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Jockey rushed to hospital with ‘multiple’ leg break after being trampled by a horse just 24 hours after a victory

, Jockey rushed to hospital with ‘multiple’ leg break after being trampled by a horse just 24 hours after a victory

JOCKEY Hugh Nugent suffered a dramatic week which included a win on Wednesday, a second place on Thursday and then a trip to hospital afterwards with a ‘multiple’ leg break.

Trainer Venetia Williams confirmed the news on social media on Friday night.

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She posted an image of Nugent on Instagram alongside a caption that read: “Poor Hugh Nugent – the winners enclosure on Wednesday, a close second for us at Fontwell on Thursday, then a ride to Chichester Hospital with a multiple broken leg.

“A mount for another yard falls, and he is trampled by a passing back marker.”

Nugent had secured a win on Arqalina at Hereford on Wednesday before taking The Crooner to a second place at Fontwell on Thursday.

But he then fell while riding Just Henny later at Fontwell and was trampled.

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And the racing world responded with best wishes.

One Instagram user wrote: “Speedy recovery Hugh. Head up you’ve a great future to look forward to.”

Another said: “Get better soon Hugh you are a top jockey and a legend speedy recovery.”

And another wrote: “So sorry to hear the news – sending all good wishes for his recovery – it’s a tough sport at times.”


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