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Hayley Turner escapes serious injury at Doncaster

ESPN staff
September 12, 2013
Hayley Turner was sent to hospital as a precaution © PA Photos

Hayley Turner appears not to have suffered a serious injury following a heavy fall in the DFS Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster.

Turner, who had been on the sidelines with a broken ankle sustained in July, tumbled off Seal of Approval after her mount clipped the heels of another horse when they both entered the two furlong mark. Turner was seen to by medics and then taken to Doncaster Royal Infirmary as a precaution.

Mark Spincer, Doncaster managing director, said: "She has been taken to hospital as a precaution. At this stage it appears not [any broken bones]."

Meanwhile, clerk of the racecourse Roderick Duncan delivered positive news, saying: "She is conscious and has been transferred to Doncaster Royal Infirmary just because of the nature of the fall.

"It's just a precaution. The [racecourse] doctor doesn't think that there are any other injuries evident at the moment. Yes [it is positive news]."

The Lark took the win in that race ridden by Jamie Spencer, and trained by a former associate of Turner Michael Bell.

"It's a dreadful thing to happen, Hayley has been a great friend and I hope she's alright," Bell said on Turner after the race.

Aqlaam Vision with jockey William Buick claimed the EBF Carrie Red Fillies' Nursery Stakes, while 100/1 shot Morning Post won the Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes. Nargys won the Group 3 Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes.

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