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.
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.
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.”
FREE BETS: GET OVER £2,000 IN SIGN UP OFFERS HERE
Commercial content notice: Taking one of the bookmaker offers featured in this article may result in a payment to SE. 18+. T&Cs apply. Begambleaware.org
Remember to gamble responsibly
A responsible gambler is someone who:
- Establishes time and monetary limits before playing
- Only gambles with money they can afford to lose
- Never chase their losses
- Doesn’t gamble if they’re upset, angry or depressed
- Gamcare – www.gamcare.org.uk
- Gamble Aware – www.begambleaware.org