Racing: Jockey Robert Winston hospitalised after three-horse fall at Doncaster Racecourse

Injured jockey Robert Winston, pictured riding Stake Acclaim at Doncaster last year.
Injured jockey Robert Winston, pictured riding Stake Acclaim at Doncaster last year.
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Three horses fell in a dramatic race for the Nottingham Pallets Ltd Handicap at Doncaster earlier today.

The incident happened just under two furlongs from home in the six-furlong contest over the straight course when Dark War, who was vying for the lead in the 16-runner race, came down after sustaining a leg injury.

Etienne Gerard, ridden by 7lb claimer Kieran Schofield, was brought down and that horse hampered Bonfire Heart forcing Robert Winston to be unseated.

Dark War’s rider Jason Hart was reported to walk away from the scene, while Winston and Schofield were being treated on the course.

The race went to the Kevin Ryan-trained Firgrove Bridge (14-1), ridden by Keagan Latham.

Winston was taken to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield after complaining of back pain.

“Two of the jockeys, Jason Hart and Kieran Schofield, have gone home and Robert has gone to the Royal Hallamshire in Sheffield,” clerk of the course Roderick Duncan said.

“He was complaining of back pain.

“Dark War suffered a fatal injury. The other two horses are OK.”