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Kauto Star - Laura Collett

Laura Collett training dual Gold Cup winner Kauto Star in dressage

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Collett remains stable but sedated after fall

LAURA COLLETT, the injured event rider best known for retraining dual Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Kauto Star in dressage following his retirement, remained in a stable condition on Wednesday but will continue to be sedated for a further 24 hours.

Collett was taken to Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey after being badly injured in a fall during the cross-country phase of an eventing competition at Tweseldown Horse Trials on Monday.

Regular updates have been added to the diary section of her official website and one posted on Wednesday at 3pm stated: "Laura remains in a stable condition but will remain sedated for further 24 hours."

Another, which followed at 5pm, said: "Laura's family and friends want to thank the amazing paramedics at the scene for their rapid response and care. They even came to visit her in hospital today.

"Thank you also for the amazing cards that have been arriving at the yard for Laura. We are all overwhelmed at the response."

Collett's mount, a grey mare called Tis A Beauty, was unharmed in the incident.

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