Tudhope breaks collarbone after Newcastle fall
Danny Tudhope was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle on Thursday evening with a broken collarbone after a fall in the opening race.
Tudhope, 32, was riding favourite Belle Des Lawers in the 2m½f handicap when she suffered a fatal injury just before the two-furlong marker, sending her jockey tumbling to the floor.
Newcastle officials confirmed Tudhope had been taken to hospital due to his injury, and his agent Laura Way said afterwards: "I've only spoken to him briefly but he's gone for scans on his collarbone as they think he has done something to that."
It was later confirmed Tudhope had suffered a fracture. He is expected to learn the extent of the injury on Friday.
Based with trainer David O'Meara, Tudhope was crowned Cock O' The North last season for leading northern rider and has not ruled out a shot at the Stobart Flat jockeys' championship this year.
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