Chapman 'in tears' as fundraising page smashes target
A fundraising page set up for Freddy Tylicki by At The Races presenter Matt Chapman surged past its target of £20,000 with more than £40,000 collected for the rider in the first 12 hours before surging to over £120,000.
Chapman, who has been at the Breeders’ Cup in the USA, said the generosity of the racing community and public had left him “literally in tears” as the fund went beyond £120,000 with promises of more money to arrive in the coming days.
He said: “Everybody from England was in a state of shock at Santa Anita and I knew I wanted to do something. I kicked off the fund with my donation and when I went to bed there was about £300 as it was the middle of the night at home.
“To wake up and find there was £40,000 in there was amazing. I did a double take – and it's kept on going.”
Luca Cumani, Neil Callan, Richard Fahey, Marco Botti, Bill Gredley and many more racing figures had donated to the fund as had Jim Crowley, the champion Flat jockey who was involved in the same pile-up as Tylicki at Kempton on Monday when he broke his nose.
>>Donate to the Freddy Tylicki fundraising page at www.gofundme.com/freddie-tylicki