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Jockey To Undergo Surgery Following Thurles Racecourse Tumble.

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Twenty-three-year old Grand National-winning jockey Mr David Mullins (nephew of multiple Irish champion trainer Mr Willie Mullins and grandson of Mr Paddy Mullins), will now undergo surgery, following his fall at Thurles Racecourse, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Mullins is understood to have fractured his collar bone and T12 vertebrae, on Thursday last.

Mr Mullins, latter winner of the Aintree 2016 Grand National, riding the British-bred bay gelding “Rule The World“, for the Michael (Mouse) Morris stable based in Fethard Co Tipperary; took an awkward tumble at the fourth fence, from “Lean And Kean” in a two-and-a-quarter-mile handicap chase, latter won by “Stylish Moment”.

Racing was delayed by over 30 minutes on Thursday as an air ambulance was summoned to transport the National Hunt jockey to Cork University Hospital for urgent treatment.

Horse Racing Ireland’s chief medical officer Dr Jennifer Pugh confirmed: “David Mullins has fractured his clavicle & thoracic vertebrae (T12) & will undergo surgery. David is very grateful for all the well-wishes & also to Order of Malta & Medical Staff.”

We wish him a speedy recovery

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