Turner home after bad fall at Town Moor

Hayley Turner
Hayley Turner

Doncaster-trained jockey Hayley Turner left hospital this morning after suffering a serious fall racing on Ladies Day at Town Moor yesterday.

Turner – a graduate of the Northern Racing College in Rossington – was kept in Doncaster Royal Infirmary for observation overnight after being shot to the ground when mount Seal Of Approval fell in the 3.15pm race.

But the 30-year-old has returned home with ‘massive soft tissue bruising’ according to her agent.

“Hayley has been discharged and she’s at home with her mum,” agent Guy Jewell said.

There were initial fears of a serious injury for Turner when screen were erected around her following the fall.

But Racecourse officials confirmed she was conscious when transferred to DRI after 15 minutes of treatment and the hospital visit was merely precautionary.

She underwent CT scans and x-rays in hospital but no serious damage was discoverd.

Turner – the UK’s top female jockey – only returned to action 12 days ago after five weeks out with a broken ankle.

Seal of Approval appeared to clip the heels of Alta Lilea, causing the fall which Doncaster stewards judged an accident.

The horse appeared unscathed after getting to her feet after the fall.

Racing was delayed by 35 minutes while Turner was treated.