LEADING UK jockey Freddie Tylicki (photo), popular in South Africa with international bettors, is in intensive care after a fall at Kempton Racecourse on Monday afternoon. Recently crowned champion jockey Jim Crowley, who was also injured in the race, has been discharged from hospital.

The pair was hurt in the 15:20 GMT race on Monday and taken to to the major trauma unit at St George’s Hospital in Tooting. The meeting was later abandoned.


The incident happened in the third race, the maiden fillies’ stakes, as the field rounded the home turn in and Tylicki suffered a heavy fall on Nellie Dean after appearing to clip heels with leader and eventual winner Madame Butterfly.

Tylicki, 30, was flown by air ambulance to the hospital with suspected spinal injuries. It was reported that  Tylicki was in a stable condition. He was conscious and there will be a further update today once more is known.”

Jockeys Steve Drowne and Ted Durcan were also injured in the race. They were thrown from their mounts on the turn into the home straight but walked back to the weighing room and were checked out by medical staff.

The horses involved were not reported to be seriously injured. – Racing UK.