Grand National-winning jockey Graham Lee is in intensive care after struggling a neck damage in a fall on Friday.
Lee, 47, was unseated from his horse Ben Macdui because the stalls opened at first of a race on the Newcastle course.
A press release from the Injured Jockeys Fund mentioned: “Graham was taken by ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, where he is in intensive care with a neck injury.
“He will endure additional checks in the present day to evaluate the extent of the damage.”
Lee’s horse continued riderless after the autumn within the BetUK. Home Of The Acca-Fenwa Handicap, which was received by 14-1 probability Zuffolo.
Irishman Lee received the Grand National in 2004 with horse Amberleigh House for legendary coach Ginger McCain.
The jockey additionally loved a profitable partnership with staying hurdler Inglis Drever, counting the 2005 World Hurdle on the Cheltenham Festival amongst their seven victories collectively. The Ferdy Murphy-trained pair of Another Promise and Kalahari King have been different horses on which Lee received Grade One races.
Lee switched his consideration to the Flat in 2012, putting Group One gold with Trip To Paris within the 2015 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot and Alpha Delphini within the 2018 Nunthorpe Stakes.
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He had his finest season on the Flat in 2014 when he rode 159 winners, with 47 victories up to now in 2023.