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Maguire air-lifted to hospital after fall
JASON MAGUIRE was taken to hospital by air ambulance on Monday with a suspected abdomen injury following a drama-packed race at Stratford.
Conditional rider Ciaran McKee was also injured in the same handicap hurdle but left the course for hospital by ambulance. McKee was said to be badly concussed and had been unconscious for four minutes.
Scots Gaelic and Maguire parted company early in the race while McKee suffered his fall later on.
Maguire was due to have three mounts on Tuesday at the Cheltenham Festival where he had been booked for Un Ace in the opening Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle along with Muldoon's Picnic in the Baylis & Harding Affordable Luxury Handicap Chase, and Doyly Carte in the OLBG Mares' Hurdle.
Racing was delayed by the air ambulance's arrival at the track. Sam Jones also suffered a fall in the race. His condition is still being assessed.