Richard Kingscote: sustained severe injuries in fall at WolverhamptonPICTURE: Martin Lynch (racingpost.com/photos)
Kingscote and Hanagan sustain injuries in fall
JOCKEYS Paul Hanagan and Richard Kingscote sustained broken collarbones in an incident in the 6f claimer at Wolverhampton on Thursday night in which five runners were involved.
As well as breaking his right collarbone, Kingscote also suffered a broken right arm, wrist and elbow and a punctured lung in the fall.
Hanagan was riding Ortac Rock, who was brought down when the Jordan Nason-ridden Fitz Flyer clipped heels and fell on the home turn. Cape Of Hope, partnered by Richard Kingscote, and the Freddy Tylicki-ridden Pandar were brought down, while Powerful Pierre unseated Toby Atkinson.
Hanagan went to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for x-rays. Kingscote was taken to New Cross Hospital with arm and rib injuries, while Tylicki suffered a minor nose injury. Fitz Flyer had to be put down.
Hanagan told the Racing Post: “I’ve broken it before and I heard it break when I hit the floor.”
Kingscote, w ho landed the Irish St Leger on Brown Panther earlier this season and was on course to record a first century of winners, is set for an operation.
He wrote on Twitter: "Broke collarbone, snapped arm, broke wrist and elbow means very sore to top it off punctured lungs.
"Off to another hospital for op in the morning. Thanks for all your messages and to Fergus Sweeney for coming to hospital with me."