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Jockey Saffie Osborne receiving medical treatment after being dragged under stalls by horse at Newmarket live on ITV

JOCKEY Saffie Osborne is receiving medical treatment after being dragged under the stalls by a horse in a terrifying incident at Newmarket.

Osborne was on Peerless when the horse reared badly in the stalls before the 3pm race live on ITV3.

The horse escaped under the gate and took Osborne on the way
Osborne was on her feet but looked winded from the incident

She was then dragged under the starting gate and dumped onto the turf as the horse bounded off into the distance.

Presenter Ed Chamberlin confirmed she had not suffered any broken bones but was to be taken to hospital for checks.

Footage showed Osborne on her feet but limping away to the on-course ambulance.

Osborne’s fellow rider Hayley Turner, who was hosting for ITV, said the scare was a ‘jockey’s nightmare’.

Viewers hoped the best for the jockey – with the incident coming just days after vile rape and death threats sent to her were revealed by her father Jamie.

One punter watching the action said: “Chaos in the 3pm at Newmarket, Peerless reared up and threw off his jockey, Saffie Osborne, and then escaped from the starting gates.

“Fortunately Osborne is OK.”

Another commented: “Oh Lord. I hope Saffie Osborne is OK. That looked bad.

The horse reared badly in the stalls before dragging Osborne underneath
Osborne fortunately walked away from the incident and suffered no broken bones

“Peerless bolts from under the stalls. Shots of Saffie crouched over, but walking away for treatment.”

Osborne suffered a broken arm and ribs in an awful Windsor fall last October.

Fortunately she appears to have escaped without any fractures this time and fingers crossed she will be back on track soon.

More to follow.

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