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Jockey Saffie Osborne broke her left arm, fractured ribs and punctured a lung in horror fall


‘There are broken bones but they will mend’: Trainer Jamie Osborne reveals jockey daughter Saffie, 18, broke her left arm, fractured ribs and punctured a lung in horror fall

  • Jamie Osborne revealed daughter Saffie escaped serious injury after horror fall
  • Osborne, 18, was thrown off saddle in Follow At The Races on Twitter Handicap
  • Incident caused following race to be delayed and other rider was suspended 

Apprentice jockey Saffie Osborne underwent an operation on a fractured left arm on Tuesday as the extent of the injuries she sustained in an x-rated fall at Windsor on Monday emerged.

Osborne’s trainer father Jamie had tweeted on Monday evening that his 18-year-old daughter had avoided serious injury – an acknowledgement that the outcome could have been much worse after she was unseated by mount Zeyzoun when he clipped heels and then trampled like a rag doll by the pursuing runners.

But as well as her arm fracture Saffie, who remains in Wexham Park Hospital in Slough, fractured ribs and punctured a lung.

Jockey Saffie Osborne, 18, was thrown off saddle in Follow At The Races on Twitter Handicap

Jockey Saffie Osborne, 18, was thrown off saddle in Follow At The Races on Twitter Handicap

Jamie, a former top jump jockey, said: ‘I was with her until 1am last night but can’t go back because of covid-19 so she is on her own, poor kid.

‘When you watched the fall you would have settled for what has happened to her. You kind of have a sense of when it’s not good and watching that fall, it had the potential to be a not very good outcome.

‘There are broken bones but they will mend.’

Saffie, in her first season as a professional jockey, was supposed to go abroad riding this Winter but that trip will now have to be delayed.

He father added: ‘This year was all about her gaining as much experience as possible so she’s experienced a little bit of everything now!’

Meanwhile, trainer Gordon Elliott has now decided to let dual Grand National winner Tiger Roll run on the Flat in a mile and three-quarter maiden at Navan tomorrow (Thursday). In a 37-race career, the 10-year-old’s only previous run on the Flat came in March 2016 when second at Dundalk.

As a reward for a successful 2020 season, trainer Johnny Murtagh has been added to the Aga Khan’s roster of trainers in Ireland for 2021. As a jockey, Murtagh’s successes for the Aga Khan included the 2000 Derby and Arc on Sinndar.

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