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Jockey Saffie Osborne escapes serious injury after heavy fall at Windsor

Saffie Osborne: serious fall at Windsor
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Jockey Saffie Osborne, who was taken to hospital after suffering a nasty-looking fall at Windsor on Monday, has escaped serious injury.

The 7lb claimer, 18, was riding Zeyzoun for the Alexandra Dunn yard in division one of the Follow At The Races On Twitter Handicap over a mile when her mount clipped heels with rival Maykir on the approach to the first bend.

Osborne, who had enjoyed a winner earlier on the card with Pettochside in the mile claiming stakes, required medical attention on the track and was taken by ambulance to hospital for further examination, but is not seriously hurt.

Her father and Group 1-winning trainer, Jamie, tweeted: "With an immeasurable sense of relief I can report that Saffie is going to be fine. Katie [O'Sullivan, Saffie's mother] and I thank you all for your concern and kind words."

Marco Ghiani, the rider of Maykir, was given a ten-day careless riding ban. The stewards' report said Ghiani had manoeuvred right-handed towards the rail when insufficiently clear, causing Zeyzoun to clip heels and unseat Osborne.


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With an immeasurable sense of relief I can report that Saffie is going to be fine
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