Kennedy in hospital with suspected leg fracture

Jack Kennedy

Jack Kennedy: surprise title leader was hospitalised after a fall

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JUMPS jockey title leader Jack Kennedy has been taken to hospital to undergo X-rays for a suspected right femur fracture following his second-fence fall from Shane Billy in the 2m7f handicap chase at Downpatrick on Friday.

The 17-year-old from Dingle is top of the Irish jump jockeys’ championship having helped himself to 41 winners already this season, 13 more than his nearest pursuer Davy Russell.

The fence at which Shane Billy and Kennedy came to grief was omitted on the final circuit to allow medics to attend to the jockey.

Victoria McCandless, the racecourse doctor on duty at Downpatrick, said: “Jack has been sent for precautionary X-rays to Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast for a suspected right femur fracture.”


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