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JIM CROWLEY and Frederik Tylicki were hospitalised on Monday after they were involved in a four-horse pile up at Kempton Park earlier that afternoon.
Champion jockey Crowley and fellow rider Tylicki were racing close to the leader at the top of the straight in the Breeders Backing Racing EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (3.20pm) when Nellie Deen (Tylicki) fell.
Electrify (Crowley) was brought down, as was Skara Mae (Steve Drowne) and Sovrano Dolce unseated rider Ted Durcan.
Drowne and Durcan were able to return to the weighing room but Tylicki and Crowley were ambulanced to St George’s Hospital in Tooting where it is understood they were treated in the major trauma unit.
Racing was abandoned after the race. Barney Clifford, the Kempton Park clerk of the course said: “Both jockeys have gone to St George’s in Tooting for further investigation.
“Freddie Tylicki was airlifted and Jim Crowley has gone by road ambulance,” he told At The Races.
“They both are on spinal boards. They both give their consent to me and the doctor to update their next of kin, family members etc. I can’t say any more than that at this stage.
“We gave racing every chance. Having discussed it with jockeys and the stewards, the unanimous decision as a mark of respect for the two lads that have been injured, Jim and Freddie, was that we abandoned racing.”
Crowley was discharged late on Monday night, while Tylicki remains in intensive care.
An Injured Jockeys Fund update late on Monday night read: “Following the incident at Kempton Park racecourse this afternoon, jockey Jim Crowley has been discharged from St Georges Hospital, Tooting, to return home with his family.
“Freddie Tylicki, also involved in the incident, is in intensive care in a stable condition. He is conscious and there will be a further update once more is known.”
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