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Leading female jockey suffers broken ankle

ESPN staff
July 26, 2013
Hayley Turner is the only British female jockey to win a Group One race outright © Getty Images

Jockey Hayley Turner faces a lengthy spell out of the saddle after breaking her ankle in a fall at Yarmouth on Thursday.

The 30-year-old fell from the John-Jenkins trained Rambo Will after finishing third in a six-furlong handicap race.

Turner is Britain's leading female jockey and had been booked for five rides on Friday, including four at Ascot.

However, Turner's agent confirmed it was the same ankle she injured in a fall at Bath in 2011, where she was sidelined for nearly four months, and would see a specialist on Friday to assess the severity of the damage.

"It is the same ankle as she broke before," Guy Jewell said. "She's in hospital in Cambridge and is having it examined so we can see the proper extent of the injury. We should know more later in the day."

Turner recently ended her 13-year association with trainer Michael Bell and has since been riding freelance.

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